“They have helped us save much more and created a cohesive plan to de-risk whilst building an integrated pension team.”
“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.”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“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.”
“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.”
Fiona acts as chair of trustees for several clients and as sole trustee for others for ongoing final salary and hybrid schemes.
Fiona started her career in 1994 as Assistant Company Secretary for Bridport-Gundry Limited (now Bridport plc), also acting as inhouse Assistant Pensions Manager.
Fiona decided to focus solely on pensions, moving to work as Assistant Pensions Manager with SAUR Water and then Premier Hotels Limited where she undertook to bring in the administration of the GPP scheme.
Fiona moved into trusteeship when she joined us in 2001. Her wide experience means she understands the many complex challenges faced by schemes, sponsoring employers and co-trustees and is able to suggest pragmatic and effective solutions. She specialises in small to medium size pension funds.
Fiona has undertaken and successfully completed a Critical Thinking course run by Oxford University and has been a parent representative at her daughter’s school.
Qualifications: Qualified - Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (APMI).
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...