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 2016/2017 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 SAB 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 2016/17 the LGPS administering authorities have also received from a range of specialist external advisors including the following:

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

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

Northern Trust 36.4% Custodian pie chart
BNY Mellon 18.2%
State Street 13.6%
JP Morgan 12.5%
HSBC 11.4%
BNP Pariba 4.5%


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

Hymans Robertson 46.2% Actuary pie chart
Barnett Waddingham 24.2%
Mercer 16.5%
Aon Hewitt 13.2%


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).