Our services.

Pension Administration

How our Pension Administration Service can help you

We can tailor our services to meet your needs. Maybe your trustee board simply needs a little organisation, or maybe you need help with lots of little things. Here are just a few of the services we provide:

  • Organize meetings and prepare agendas
  • Attend meetings and take minutes
  • Help turn discussion points into action plans
  • Develop helpful policies and procedures
  • Prepare budgets and monitor expenses
  • Maintain documents for governance, such as annual calendars and risk registers
  • Be a point of contact for advisers, suppliers and sponsoring companies
  • Manage contracts and trustee appointments
  • Monitor quarterly performance reports

Pension Administration Services are part of our core business and we have always taken the view that it is a key service which should be undertaken by high quality experienced administrators.  Our pension administration team have the experience and knowledge to fully understand pensions issues, follow them up between meetings and provide comfort to the trustee board that the plan is following best governance practise.

 

We understand that trustee meetings must be efficient. That’s why we provide agendas with a clear direction, and build in time for you to discuss and make decisions.We also ensure papers are circulated well in advance so that attendees have sufficient time to read them ahead of the meeting. Accurate minutes (that are delivered in a format agreed with the board) are provided and held for safe keeping. We have developed a process for managing trustee meetings that includes:

  • Agreeing the agenda with the chairperson;
  • Issuing meeting papers in advance of the trustee meeting;
  • Providing draft minutes to the chairperson following the meeting;
  • Issuing of an action points schedule on a regular basis.

Pensions Managers

How our Pensions Managers can help you

Our pension’s managers can help provide that additional technical and specialist support that maybe required, including:

  • Drafting or managing member communication
  • Managing queries raised by members and providing recommendations to the trustees where discretions are required
  • Managing Internal Dispute Resolutions (IDRPs)
  • Ensuring administrative procedures are in line with the deed and rules

Our managers also have extensive experience supporting trustees and companies with overseeing projects. Projects that they are regularly engaged in include:

  • Managing third party adviser reviews (audit, administration, actuarial, investment, covenant etc) and adviser transitions
  • Working with the company advisers to oversee liability management exercises
  • Reviewing plan investment strategies
  • Overseeing buy outs and buy ins projects