“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. ”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.”
“Thanks for all your help!”
“Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary”
“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
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.
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