Client feedback


I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSGS scheme secretary, provided their trustee self-assessment tool to help me gather thoughts and opinions from others on the board. The tool was extremely easy to use and asked all the right questions to help me collect the information I needed as Trustee Chair. It is a great example of the way PSGS shares knowledge with their clients and makes dealing with key governance issues easy. As well as enabling me to meet one of the Regulator’s 21st century trusteeship requirements, using the tool has flagged trustee training needs and ways we could improve trustee meetings further.
Claire Silvester,
Vector Aerospace
Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary
PSGS offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
Excellent and comprehensive training course. I will definitely refer to what I've learned and received.
Kyp Kyprianou,
Bam Construction UK Ltd
I found the trustee training really beneficial, highly recommended. I am not a trustee, I represent the employer and I think it will be valuable for me in future, having a better understanding of the trustees' perspective.
Dave Strain,
Royal Yachting Association
In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS's pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties.
David Wilman,
CFO at Survitec Group
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Alex Davies

Director

Contact Alex

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2920

Role

Alex deals mainly with ongoing schemes and is a member of our management board.

Background & experience

Alex has extensive pensions experience, with more than 20 years as a professional trustee. He started at James Hay Pension Trustees in 1997 looking after executive pension schemes (SSAS, FURBS etc), then gained defined contribution (DC) experience with Winterthur Life.

Alex joined us in 2002. He acts as trustee for a range of ongoing schemes, predominantly defined benefit (DB) but also DC and hybrid. His appointments include chair of trustees, trustee board member and sole trustee.

He has dealt with most circumstances and many industry sectors, including: regulatory bodies, leisure, education, defence, media & technology, automotive & rail, healthcare, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceuticals, housing associations and legal firms.

In his spare time, Alex suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune on the golf course and still plays a bit of cricket on a Sunday, provided he can be sure of a good tea.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), law degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Areas of specialism

  • corporate transactions
  • investment strategy
  • scheme mergers
  • liability management
  • funding negotiations
  • benefit changes
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