Our themes this month are strategy and governance, words that get thrown around all the time…and rightly so.

We are currently sitting in the sweet spot between LGPS and SHPS valuations; LGPS contributions are set now until 2023 and the SHPS valuation results are almost upon us. However, there are ‘choppy waters’ approaching for both schemes.

This period of relative calm is the perfect time to stop, look around, and see where your pension strategy is. Is it rock solid and future-proofed? Or are you fearing the next piece of pension news will lead to more change?

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Concerned about the risk of an Employer contribution increase as a result of high liabilities, Trustees of the Kennel Club Pension Fund turned to First Actuarial.

“They’re extremely professional and helpful. Their input always seems sound, logical and well presented. First Actuarial handled the transition well, they provide us with helpful guidance, and have delivered what they promised when they pitched for the work.”



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“I would definitely recommend working with First Actuarial. Their consultants went over and above the call of duty to make sure the project progressed smoothly.”


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Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”

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