XPS Pensions Group is the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, specialising in pensions actuarial, investment consulting and administration, with revenues of over £110 million.
The XPS Pensions Group business combines expertise, insight and technology to address the needs of both pension trustees and sponsoring companies for over 1,200 pension schemes, including 25 with over £1bn assets, and undertakes pensions administration for over 500,000 scheme members.
‘The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) is the representative body for UK consulting actuaries. Established in 1952, the Association is the largest national grouping of consulting actuaries in the World and is a full member of the International Actuarial Association.
Our members are all qualified actuaries - mainly Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. All actuarial advice given by our members is subject to the Actuaries' Code.
Members provide advice to thousands of employers and pension schemes with assets exceeding £1 trillion, including most of the country's largest schemes - and increasingly consulting actuaries are involved in a wide range of additional areas.'
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) aspires to be a positive force and a prominent voice in the UK pensions industry today. We believe that given the inherently complex nature of UK pensions and the increasing burden being placed on trustees, that far more support should be made available to member nominees.
We are a not-for-profit organisation supporting member-nominated trustees, member-nominated directors and employee representatives of UK based pension schemes in the private and public sector (funded and unfunded).
We launched with the support of Pitmans Trustees Limited, as a result of feedback and comments from member nominees who expressed a desire to be able to liaise with other member nominees, share experiences and build a community designed specifically to cater for their unique perspective within the pensions industry. Following our initial market research an inaugural meeting was held on Friday September 3, 2010, attended by individuals representing a range of schemes including Marks & Spencer, Telent, ICI, Atkins, Aegon, Coats, United Technologies Corporation, Kasbank, Clariant, Heygate and LBBD. Since then the association has won universal support, including in the pension's media and among the pensions' trade bodies: momentum continues to build.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) was created to provide an independent infrastructure which will set, develop, guide and assess administration standards.
PASA will act as a focal point and engage with industry and government to create protocols for understanding good administration - but also appreciates there is no one size that fits all. PASA will develop evidential accreditation practices which will allow benchmarking across and between the industry regardless of how the administration is being delivered.
As well as raising the profile of pension administration generally, PASA will focus on three core activities.
1. Defining good standards of pensions administration relevant to all providers, whether in- house, third party or insurers
2. Publishing guidance to support those standards
3. Being an independent accreditation body, assessing the achievement of good standards by
schemes (regardless of provider)
There is no organisation providing such services across schemes, yet there is a demand for evidence of service quality from scheme trustees, sponsors, administrators, insurers, scheme members and regulators.
Founded in 1976, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) is the UK's largest and most recognisable professional body for employee benefit and retirement savings professionals, supporting over 6,500 members in 32 countries.
PMI's members, represented in 8 regions, are responsible for managing and advising some of the largest institutions in the world accounting for £1trillion invested in pensions. We promote excellence through a range of services for the benefit of members, the wider economy and with over six million now saving as a result of automatic enrolment, society as a whole.
The purpose of the Institute is "To set and promote standards of excellence and lifelong learning for employee benefits and retirement savings professionals and trustees through qualifications, membership and ongoing support services ".
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As part of the new strategy, Incisive Media will commit to working towards the ISO20121 sustainable events standard.
Our goal is to reduce our paper consumption, improve recycling rates, curb food waste and cut red meat at all our events. We will also look to deliver carbon offsetting at our events wherever relevant. In addition, we will be asking all suppliers to provide detailed information on their sustainability credentials and initiatives, we will ban plastic straws at all of our events, and we will focus on and highlight how to travel to our events via public transport.
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