Scheme Advisors

UK pensions law requires those charged with the governance of occupational pension schemes and pension funds to take professional advice in respect of their fiduciary duties towards beneficiaries.

During 2015/2016 the Scheme Advisory Board was serviced by a secretariat led by Jeff Houston - Head of Pensions, LGA, and received professional advice from the following organisations:

Auditing - While the SSAB has not been advised directly by any external auditors, each LGPS fund and the LGPS as a whole has been extensively audited - see Auditors Assurance Statements.

Fund Advisors

During 2015/16 the LGPS administering authorities have also received from a range of specialist external advisors including the following:

Administration - Capita Hartshead, Equiniti Paymaster, LGSS, Liberata, London Pension Fund Authority and Mouchel.

Asset custody* - BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas, HSBC, JP Morgan, Northern Trust and State Street.

Northern Trust 30.8% Custodian pie chart
BNY Mellon 19.8%
State Street 13.2%
JP Morgan 13.2%
HSBC 9.9%
BNP Pariba 2.2%

 

Actuarial, and/or Benefits, and/or Investments - Aon Hewitt, Barnett Waddingham, Hymans Robertson and Mercer.

Hymans Robertson 32.9% Actuary pie chart
Barnett Waddingham 22.0%
Mercer 18.3%
Aon Hewitt 17.1%
     
     

 

Legal - Addleshaw Goddard, Allen and Overy, Clifford Chance, Eversheds, MacFarlanes, Osborne Clark, Pinsents Masons, Sacker & Partners LLP, Sharpe Pritchard, Squire Patton Boggs, Taylor Wessing, Travers Smith, Trowers and Hamlins, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Other Advisors - Allenbridge, B-Finance, Deloitte, JLT, LAPFF, PSolve, WM Company (previously part of State Street) and others.

*Where stated, including but not limited to. Approximately 95% of fund annual reports named the fund custodian (some funds may use more than one custodian).