“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“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. ”
“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
“Mike is a great secretary. He does a really good job for us.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“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.”
Friday, 13 October 2017
When a new client tells you internal controls is a critical issue, it was a surprise to find they didn’t have any form of business plan in place. This case study shows how our formal step-by-step process helped a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme establish a business plan which made it easy to manage.
It also proves that a clear business plan can relieve a lot of pressure on pension trustees, helping them to look ahead rather than struggle with compliance and budgeting.