Client feedback


PSGS offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
​They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.
Paul Rudd,
Express Newspapers
The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.
Head of Trustee Services
They have helped us save much more and created a cohesive plan to de-risk whilst building an integrated pension team.
Sally-Anne Borrill,
T-Systems
In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find PSGS has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.
Katherine Dandy,
Partner at Sackers & Partners
Excellent service - as expected and why PSGS was chosen.
Stuart Barker ,
Independent Occupational Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
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Interim pension trustee appointments

A short term independent trustee appointment could be invaluable when your pension scheme is facing any of the five common issues that lead to the need for a professional trustee

Minimising the risk of a conflict of interest when your actuarial valuation is due is one of the key reasons why you may want to make an interim independent pension trustee appointment. Balancing defined benefit (DB) pension scheme funding requirements against the need to invest in your business can be struggle for all companies, particularly if you are small or medium sized.

A pension trustee board often comprises directors or senior employees of the scheme’s sponsoring employer. Every time a formal actuarial valuation is carried out, scheme funding negotiations often become difficult to manage as company appointed trustees become conflicted, especially those individuals who are responsible for making strategic or financial decisions on behalf of the sponsoring employer.

By appointing a professional trustee on a short or fixed term basis when you need it most, PSGS can ease conflicts of interest and ensure scheme funding negotiations are completed smoothly and swiftly. As independent trustee, we negotiate with the company and enable conflicted trustees to abstain from relevant discussion and decision-making, or stand in the employer's shoes when they need to.

An interim independent trustee appointment is a cost effective way to manage challenging pensions situations and will terminate when your scheme funding negotiations are complete and the actuarial valuation is signed off.

If you would like to find out how an interim independent trustee appointment may benefit your pension scheme, please contact us.

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James Double

Head of Trusteeship

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