“Ever increasing regulation has placed a heavy burden on trustees both in terms of time and the risk of non-compliance. PSGS has the experience and the resources to help trustees manage these burdens.”
“They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.”
“Ian has added more value than we thought he would at the start… which shows it pays to go with someone who is doing the job of a professional trustee as their bread and butter.”
“PSGS was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.”
Alex deals mainly with ongoing schemes and is a member of our management board.
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.
20 Mar 2019
One of the most difficult situations a pension trustee can face is where the scheme sponsor is distressed, meaning the risk of insolvency is high....
15 Mar 2019
This case study look at how we helped a scheme with a sponsor in financial distress achieve a PPF+ buy out.
13 Mar 2019
Fiduciary management is certainly popular and, with the CMA review, particularly topical. The thing is, pension trustees really need to be sure...