“As a pensions novice, I felt that the trustee training course gave me a good grounding.”
“Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary”
“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. ”
“They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.”
“I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSGS as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.”
“Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer. ”
Mike acts as professional trustee to both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) clients.
Mike has spent all of his career in pensions, starting in 1986 as an actuarial trainee with Equity & Law.
His actuarial career continued with Aon Hewitt (previously Clay & partners) in 1989 and Hymans Robertson, who he joined in 2015. He was an appointed scheme actuary since that position was first established in 1997.
He joined PSGS as Client Director after retiring as a partner of Hymans Robertson. Prior to now, as a scheme actuary, he predominantly advised trustee bodies for clients across a broad variety of industries and trustee structures. He has extensive experience of most areas of trustee work, having been involved with many scheme boards and attended in excess of 400 trustee/committee meetings.
Mike is a keen coach of professional colleagues and provides support within the PSGS team, as well as taking on existing clients and looking for new professional trustee appointments.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys golf, reading and the occasional glass of wine.
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