What are trustee services?
Your business may have a workplace pension scheme entirely managed by an insurer or investment manager, what’s known as a contract scheme. Or it may be overseen by trustees, representing both the employer and employees. This is a trust-based scheme and we can help you run it.
Traditionally, trustees who govern defined benefit pension schemes also shared their expertise by taking on the newer workplace schemes. That means they also have legal, regulatory, compliance and communication responsibilities.
Pensions with purpose
Trustees bring know-how and experience to the task of making the company pension a valuable benefit but they face multiplying challenges. Even the most seasoned find shifting regulation, increased complexity and economic pressures tough to balance. We help trustee boards to navigate these threats to the central purpose of the scheme: a pension worth having.
Governance is probably the most over-used word in pensions because it’s one of the most important. It’s a catch-all term to describe the management and monitoring of a scheme to make sure it all points in the same, ultimate direction: in the best interests of its members. Simple in principle but much harder in practice when it comes to facing regulatory, economic, business and cost pressures.
There’s very little our consultants will not have dealt with before. They can do the same for you.
Independence is in our DNA and we always balance the employer’s needs with those of the scheme members. Taking the right steps with your workplace pension scheme leads to better value for money and greater employee appreciation, as well as greater efficiency. Here, our objectivity can add real value.
How we do it
What we can achieve together
Risk - are you prepared?
As a trustee, if you aren't dealing with your statutory governance requirements and The Pensions Regulator investigates, it could mean both a fine and damage to your sponsoring company's reputation.
Do you want to run that risk?
We can help you meet your requirements, so you can ensure your risk is minimised.
Members - are they getting good value?
Running an own employer trust takes time. Time that costs money. And there's a lot to do before you can add value.
If you're looking to use your pension scheme as a recruitment and retention tool, you need to prove its value to members.
Can we help make the pension arrangements fit with your goal as an employer?
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