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
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.
Mark Atkinson,
Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna
​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.
Katherine Cross,
Tyser
Where PSGS are appointed to act in conjunction with an existing body of trustees, we have found that they are quickly able to fit in well and gain the trust and respect of their co-trustees.
Duncan Buchanan,
Partner at Hogan Lovells
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
The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.
Paul Coley,
The Altro Pension and Life Scheme
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Pension scheme governance

Effective pension scheme governance is a necessity for any well-run trust or contract based pension scheme and is an area the Pensions Regulator scrutinises closely.


It can be difficult to keep up to date with the multitude of legislative requirements and regulatory guidance associated with running your company pension scheme - let alone to be sure you are fully compliant.

Whether you have a defined benefit (DB) or defined contribution (DC) pension plan, our extensive experience of pension scheme management means we can help you:

  • identify all the pension scheme governance requirements you need to meet
  • introduce or improve practical measures to meet those pension governance requirements
  • create a framework for monitoring and managing pension scheme governance going forward

Our pension scheme governance services are available to all pension trustees and employers, whether or not we are appointed as independent trustee to your pension scheme or pension secretary to your scheme trustees.

PSGS’s pensions governance services include:

Specific specialist PSGS services to support the delivery of your pension scheme governance strategy include:

  • creation of easy to use pension scheme risk registers
  • independent review, benchmarking and selection of scheme advisers, including scheme actuarial service providers and third party administrators
  • review of to ensure they are effective and reflect the Regulator’s best practice guidelines
  • production and monitoring of scheme budgets, including invoice review, resolution and authorisation

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you make sure your pension scheme governance is effective, why not contact us?

Speak direct to our specialist in this area

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Julie Karavis

Scheme Manager

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0845 313 0024

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