“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. ”
“Kathy, may l take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance. There were many times l thought l was losing my mind during my efforts with Aviva. You were a pillar of support for me and you saw my case through to the very end. I cannot thank you enough but thank you again. It is through people like you who strive for professional fairness as well as thoroughness, HCA has such a good reputation.”
“As a pensions novice, I felt that the trustee training course gave me a good grounding.”
“We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.”
“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. ”
“Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!”
The requirement applies to all providers of contract-based workplace pension schemes, including group personal pensions (GPPs), group stakeholder pension schemes and group self invested personal pensions (group SIPPs).
The type of pensions governance committee you need depends on how large and complex the scheme you operate is.
These governance committees will act in the interests of pension members, assess the workplace pension scheme's value for money and, when needed, raise independent challenge to you, the scheme provider.
Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) must have a minimum of five members, including an independent chair.
Providers of smaller, less complex schemes may appoint an independent third party to act as a Governance Advisory Arrangement (GAA).
We can also provide professional secretarial services to pension scheme governance committees to ensure they are run efficiently, decisions are accurately recorded and actions are promptly followed up and managed.
To find out more about how we can help your IGC or GAA be truly effective, please contact us to talk it through.