12 consulting firms will in the coming months battle for the prestigious title of best pension consulting firm in the UK. The winner of the so-called ‘Best Pensions Consultancy of the Year’ Award, a prize that is handed out as part of the Pension Age Awards, will be announced in February next year.
On an annual basis, the Pensions Age Awards ceremony is organised during which outstanding pensions and performances of pension providers are recognised. During the awards ceremony, which is held on the 25 February 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in London, winners will be announced in 31 categories.
Pensions Consultancy of the Year
One of the categories is ‘Pensions Consultancy of the Year’, which is handed out to the pensions/investment/actuarial consultancy firm that has shown a true dedication to serving its UK pension scheme clients, displaying a "true understanding of their needs, and one that continues to move with the times.” 12 consulting firms have been shortlisted, an overview:
Aon Hewitt is provider of human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions. Globally Aon Hewitt has over 30,000 professionals across six continents serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide.
Barnett Waddingham is a provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services. In the UK, the firm has 600 employees working from offices in seven locations.
BBS is a provider of specialist advice and services relating to employee benefits and workplace pension arrangements and associated risk benefits. The firm that is located in Bristol has 50+ staff.
Capita is a provider of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions. The firm has around 64,000 staff working across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.
Cartwright is a provider of services to pension scheme clients of all sizes. The firm that was established in 1986 has around 250 members and offices in Godalming, Farnborough and Chelmsford.
First Actuarial offers a range of services designed to meet the needs of both scheme trustees and employers. The firm has over 300 clients and offices in Basingstoke, Leeds, Manchester, Peterborough and Tonbridge.
KPMG is one of the largest professional services of the globe, providing audit, tax and advisory services. Globally KPMG has nearly 160,000 employees, active in 155 countries.
LCP is an in 1947 in established actuarial consulting firm and advises on pension funds, (international) companies and insurers. The firm has 104 partners and principals and over 550 employees across Europe.
Lincoln is the specialist pensions advisory business of Lincoln International. The firm that was founded in 2008 has 18 people working from its office in London.
P-Solve is an institutional investment and actuarial advisor and fiduciary manager. The firm is a division of River and Mercantile Group and located in London and Boston, US.
PwC is one of the leading professional services networks in the world, providing assurance, tax and advisory services. Globally the firm has more than 195,000 people working from its offices in 157 countries.
Towers Watson is a global professional services company that offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. The firm has 15,000 employees working around the world.