Independent Management and Pensions Consultancy
Independence, focus and clarity for your pension benefits
KGC associates is a leading independent management and pensions consultancy delivering client specific and practical solutions.
Our services centre on good governance and value for money:
In-depth Market Knowledge & Detailed ReviewAs schemes evolve so do their requirements. Sometimes this can have a negative impact on service provider relationships and getting your scheme back on track can be difficult. Our in-depth market knowledge and experience means KGC is well placed to guide you on this journey. We ensure you can demonstrate good governance and due diligence through our detailed Benchmarking & Market Reviews of service providers: administration, actuarial, investment consulting, fiduciary management, secretarial services and independent trustees.
Improving Relationships & Reducing RisksTPR's 21st Century Trustee needs to provide the good governance necessary for a well-run scheme. There are so many different operational elements to a scheme which must work harmoniously. The risk of overlaps, disconnects and gaps all hindering its operation. A KGC Scheme MOT, results in improved relationships and reduced risk. We review scheme operations across service providers, re-designing processes, recommending improvements and redefining roles, ensuring value for money across all service providers.
Governance Framework & Due DiligenceFiduciary Management is coming to the forefront of investment solutions for today's pension schemes. The KGC FM Framework© assesses whether the service delivered is in line with your expectations and good practice, ensuring due diligence is evidenced. We assess whether your Fiduciary Manager adheres to its agreement, demonstrates its own internal due diligence, manages risk and operates robust procedures. As regulatory oversight on Fiduciary Managers increases, we can track their responses to these pressures.
Evaluating Skill Sets & Supporting Good GovernanceA trustee's job is multi-faceted and difficult, effective trusteeship is vital in a well-run scheme. A balanced trustee board benefits from having a good mix of skills and experience. KGC supports trustees in evaluating skill as a whole, identifying how individual attributes fit within the Board dynamics. We detect gaps and highlight expertise to recommend improvements to support good governance. This enables the whole board to have greater focus on scheme strategy.
Due Diligence & Regulatory ComplianceDC is finally the norm, it is even more important for trustees and employers to understand and meet their regulatory responsibilities. An expert with a long-standing DC heritage KGC provides practical, operational or strategic support helping you demonstrate a high degree of due diligence and regulatory compliance. We work with schemes and Master Trusts helping to either simply remain compliant, or prepare for assurance audit. We also provide real life practical experience to IGCs.
Market Research & Strategic DevelopmentAs an independent management consultancy, we can provide an external objective market view to aid market understanding and help strategic development. This is complementary to our governance services. Our pool of market research enables us to combine insights, create value and communicate practical and suitable solutions, as well as improving business performance.
- Kim Gubler, Deputy Chair at PASA explains why the organisation established its DC Governance Working Group
- In her role as Deputy Chair of PASA, Kim talks to Pensions Expert
- KGC’s 8th Actuarial Survey
- Kim Gubler joins the DC governance working group set up by PASA
- Lesley Carline talks to Professional Pensions regarding common and conditional data