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Getting small schemes successfully to buy-out

Getting small schemes successfully to buy-out

28 September 2021 | 11:00 – 12:00

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Getting small schemes successfully to buy-out

PMI Academy training session by Spence & Partners

Why buy-out and not self-sufficiency?

In an overheated market the costs of getting to buy-out for a £250 million scheme are not much less than those of a £1 billion scheme. Smaller schemes may struggle to pay the fees of the big specialist advisers in this space.

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    Available to

    PMI members only
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    1 hour

    of CPD
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Event Details


Topics of discussion:
  • Data
  • GMP
  • LM Exercises
  • Partial buy-in
  • Avoiding selection
  • How to reconcile the payments
  • Existence check
  • What does a good buy-out look like?
Who should attend:
  • Pension scheme managers
  • Trustees
  • Administrators
  • Lawyers
  • Investment managers
  • Actuaries
  • Scheme secretaries
  • Financial directors
  • HR representatives
The venue
Event Venue Zoom


Hear from the experts

Graeme Riddoch
Graeme Riddoch
Spence & Partners
- Head of Product Development

Graeme joined Spence in November 2019, having spent 10 years in Fintech. Most recently he was a founding director of HUB Pension Solutions, a ground breaking DB member options business with a big focus on member engagement.

Graeme is responsible for driving and directing product development and identifying new opportunities.

 John Wilson
John Wilson
Spence & Partners
- Head of Technical, Research and Policy

John has 35 years’ experience in employee benefits knowledge management and was previously Head of Technical at JLT Employee Benefits for 20 years, having held pensions technical roles at insurance companies and employee benefit consultancies since 1986.

Graham Newman
Graham Newman
Spence & Partners
- Scheme Actuary

Graham is a Scheme Actuary with over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry. He has advised on pension schemes ranging in size from under £10m to up to £250m across a range of sectors including financial services, legal, manufacturing, charities and religious. Graham sits on both the Main and PR Committees of the Association of Consulting Actuaries.

Andrea Collins
Andrea Collins
- Senior Business Development Manager

Andrea is responsible for supporting existing clients throughout their de-risking journey. She is also responsible for relationships with Independent Trustees and leads the Just Group transition team, who manage projects through the data cleanse period. A qualified actuary, she joined Just Group from the Pension Protection Fund in 2019.

Academy Partner

Spence & Partners
Spence & Partners

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