“Excellent support leading fiduciary management tender and availability during difficult pandemic period. Pragmatic, helpful approach and lovely to deal with.”
“Always willing to get involved and move things forward.”
“PSGS were overall more professional than others.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“Extremely personable and professional.”
“Alex is the first professional trustee we have had and has revolutionised the way they look at things - helped above and beyond.”
If you haven’t already watched my trustee diversity and inclusion (D&I) podcast with Hymans Robertson’s PITStop series yet, I recommend you do! I explain the steps we’ve taken to promote diversity on trustee boards from recruitment, communication, mentoring and actively promoting younger trustee members. We had to cut the session short as there was so much to discuss!
By happy co-incidence in October, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) set out its strategic action plan to ‘encourage and support trustees to recruit diverse candidates and create a culture of inclusion’. This included a commitment from TPR in setting clear expectations on D&I/ED&I through the upcoming single code and engaging with trustees to demonstrate they meet good practice as a progress indicator. This is a topic that needs to be on your agenda in the next 12 months.
For some pension schemes, it may feel daunting or difficult to put your positive D&I intentions into practice. Whether you are a trustee, sponsoring employer or member of a pension governance committee, questions to ask yourself include:
If the answer to any of these is ‘no’, it is time to get some D&I support and PSGS can help. We can lead a discussion on what D&I means for your pension scheme and look at how D&I can impact your day-to-day pension business. We’ll also introduce the concept of cognitive and hidden diversity and look beyond the obvious markers.
We will be in touch with the winner picked at random on 30 November 2022.
Direct property investment is usually a relatively small element of a pension scheme’s assets,...
Regulation is a funny thing. It’s there to help, but so often seems to baffle or hinder us...