Defined Benefit services

First Actuarial helps trustees and employers manage their Defined Benefit pension schemes

Our experienced consultants work closely with trustees and employees, helping them strike the right balance between cost and risk at all times.

Defined Benefit pension schemes can be complicated. At First Actuarial we explain complex issues in simple terms.

We help scheme members make the right retirement choices and get the benefits they are promised.

In our latest client survey 100% of clients using First Actuarial’s Defined Benefit services were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of our advice, and 100% would recommend us to others.

To find out why, read on and get in touch.

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Defined Benefit pension schemes – This is what we do to help

We give you high quality actuarial services at a reasonable price

Many trustees and employers are fed up before First Actuarial arrives ‒ They’ve paid a high price for poor services. Our clients tell us that we exceed their expectations, with reasonable fees that we stick to.

Learn about our Scheme Actuary services

We’re experts in administration

Administration is easy to do badly and hard to do well ‒ Ours is no factory operation. We give our administrators the freedom and the time to get the calculations right, and we check them over and over again to make sure.

Learn about our administration services

We give you common sense investment consulting

We strike the right balance between risk and return ‒ We use our specially-developed software to show you how changes in investment strategy can impact the risks you run and the returns you expect.

Learn about our investment services

We give employers good ideas on how best to manage their liabilities

We’ll work with you to manage liabilities in an open way ‒ With our clear and comprehensive information, your members can choose the right options for their needs. And as an employer you’ll know you’ve acted in good conscience.

Learn about our liability management services

We're the human face of pensions

Pensions are about people ‒ We’re good at talking and listening. We’ll restore confidence in your scheme by communicating in plain English, and helping scheme members choose the options that meet their needs.

Learn about our communication services

And this is what we don’t do

  • We’ll never sell you unnecessary services

  • We don’t prioritise speed over accuracy

  • We don’t use long words when shorter ones will do

  • We never put our needs ahead of those of our clients

  • We don’t sell fiduciary management services

  • We’re not dogmatic – we take a flexible approach to meeting your needs

How does First Actuarial work in practice?

When we start working with you, we’ll take you through these 4 steps to lift away the pain of managing a Defined Benefit pension scheme:

Step 1

Set or review your long-term plan

Step 2

Agree the investment approach and set a suitable funding objective

Step 3

Monitor progress with the right information at the right time

Step 4

Help members make the right decisions and appreciate the benefits

Get in touch

Get in touch to find out more about our Defined Benefit pension services.

Find out more about our Defined Benefit services

Download our Defined Benefit brochure.

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First Actuarial case studies

Oil and Gas Industry

Concerns about the mounting costs of a Defined Benefit (DB) Scheme in the oil and gas sector came to a head when a valuation revealed the need for 50% employer contributions. After presenting all the options, First Actuarial supported the...

The costs of running a DB Scheme were continually increasing for a company in the oil and gas industry.

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Diabetes UK

With First Actuarial’s governance and scheme secretarial service, Diabetes UK benefits from proactive and efficient support that covers every risk and eventuality.

"I’ve never regretted appointing First Actuarial to carry out governance and scheme secretarial services. They pass every test with flying colours and we feel very lucky. Running a pension scheme involves managing significant risks that can put organisations under acute financial pressure. So it’s worth getting the right tailored service to manage that risk."

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PremierFirst

Trustee Directors of the PremierFirst Vehicle Rental Pension Scheme struggled to find documents, and needed staff support and storage space for the archive held by the employer, Europcar, until they moved to the Client Hub.

“First Actuarial offered us a sensible and well-priced proposition. They supported us very well in uploading all our information in a structured way.
We’re not aware of any document going missing in the process. And it’s maintained very well.”

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