Client feedback


Ann and her team are very knowledgeable and proactive, liaise well with our other advisers and provide the Trustees with an invaluable secretarial service.
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustees, Comet
PSGS have provided sound and professional advice through a number of difficult pension decisions – would thoroughly recommend.
George Batho ,
HR Director, Linde Material Handling
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.
Very happy with service.
Christine Morris,
Twyford Bathrooms
Appointing Kevin as KBC professional trustee was one of the best decisions the bank took. He complements the other two trustees and also appreciates the position of the employer too. The experience a professional trustee adds is invaluable and they can share their knowledge and market practice within the KBC plan. Kevin manages the budget in consultation with the bank, fully debriefs all parties and maintains a constant dialogue with myself (as HR Manager) and trustees. Since we have worked together for a number of years, Kevin also appreciates some of the limitations we face ie budgets, and always comes up with a proactive approach and solution. His input is particularly valued by the bank trustee who is an actuary in our pensions department in Belgium Head Office.
Sharron King,
KBC Bank
Very professional and engaged service.
Danny Nussbaum,
HR Director, Volvo
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Kate Barette

Assistant Scheme Manager

PPF

Contact Kate

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2934

Role

Kate is a member of our specialist Pension Protection Fund (PPF) team

Background & experience

Kate started her financial services career in 2000 working for providers and financial advisers. Her previous role as a paraplanner for a national financial adviser firm concentrated on writing suitability reports covering pensions, investments and protection.

Kate joined us in 2020. She supports the scheme managers by processing invoices, attending meetings and writing minutes. She liaises with scheme administrators, legal advisers and auditors, giving her a well-rounded understanding.

Every day Kate is learning more about PPF assessment, how different pension schemes are run and appreciates the importance of keeping reliable scheme documentation to show what has or hasn’t been agreed.

Kate has travelled to Cambodia and New Zealand with her children to show them the world in person rather than just online!

Qualifications: CII Financial Planning (R01, R02 & R04), BSc Geography

Areas of specialism

  • buy-outs & wind up
  • financial planning
  • adviser liaison
  • minute taking

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