Atkin trustees, actuaries, consultants & administrators

Public Sector

Public sector pensions are going through a period of unprecedented change and reform whilst the Public sector is under severe pressure to reduce and control costs.

We specialise in taking a proactive and cooperative approach to solving problems always with an eye on the cost versus the eventual benefits. By looking at issues with a fresh perspective we are able to come up with innovative and effective solutions.

Independent Trustee

Our team of experienced Trustees are used to managing all kinds of schemes in all kinds of situations. They are used to managing advisors to ensure that costs are tightly controlled, ensuring that advice is only sought when necessary, managing the scheme governance and secretarial aspects and dealing with unusual and complex issues.

By employing a professional Trustee to help manage your scheme, the scheme benefits from;

  • Independence: Objective and no conflicts of interest
  • Expertise: In depth and up to date governance and regulatory understanding
  • Experience: Experience of how other schemes (public and private) have resolved issues
  • Cost Control: Experienced at running other schemes so able to introduce efficiencies and control/reduce costs
  • Controlled advice: Experience with advisers so advice sought only when necessary and at a reasonable fee
  • Continuity: Continuity and stability at the scheme management level

Support Services

We offer something slightly different to other advisors as our approach has been developed from working with small and medium sized schemes which require a more collaborative, innovative and practical approach that relies on a close working relationship with the client.

Our support services to Public Sector clients include the following:

  • Administration: Our integrated team are both knowledgeable and approachable and work closely with our other departments and the Trustees to ensure that they provide an excellent service that is high quality and affordable
  • Communication: We can work with you to ensure that communications are clear and effective
  • Data and Benefit Audit: We are experienced at reviewing schemes’ administration data and processes to identify issues and suggest ways in which they can be improved
  • Governance: We have experienced Trustees who can support you in governance issues whether this is acting in a scheme secretarial role, carrying out a governance review or helping develop your understanding of your responsibilities and the legislative framework in which they fit
  • Scheme Actuary: This includes advice relating to scheme funding, wind-up and factors to be used in benefit calculations
  • Investment: We work with all parties to design an appropriate investment strategy that includes liability matching and transitional issues
  • Risk Management: We work with trustees to manage and mitigate their pension risks, including risk transfer solutions such as buy-ins and longevity swaps

It is always a pleasure to deal with Atkin Trustees. They have a professional team that has a good grasp of the practical aspects as well as the theoretical. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

Alex McGill, Blake Lapthorn