KPMG strengthen senior pensions team
November 24, 2011
As a result of increasing demand for its pensions advisory services, KPMG has invested further in its Thames Valley pension team with the appointment of a senior pensions specialist.
Philip Baker has joined the firm’s team at Arlington Business Park at director level.
Baker, who was previously a senior consultant at Towers Watson, has over 20 years of experience helping clients to manage the risks and costs associated with defined benefit pension schemes.
Baker said: “This is a crucial time for businesses managing their escalating pension liabilities. Many employers and trustees are currently grappling with significant issues with their pension plans and there is high demand for added-value advice from a business-focused organisation like KPMG.”
KPMG also announcemed that Greg Wright, will relocate to the Thames Valley office from the firm’s investment advisory team in Birmingham.
Wright is an actuary and is a specialist in investment advisory. He advises companies and trustees on defined benefit and defined contribution based pension schemes, identifying how and where to invest their assets in order to meet future liabilities.
Wright said: “I am delighted to be joining KPMG’s Thames Valley team. Together with our established team of pension experts, I will help clients to manage risks and make informed investment decisions. There is a real impetus at KPMG to grow and invest in its pension advisory services and it will be my role to help the firm build its team of investment specialists across the South region.”
Andrew Coles, partner at KPMG Reading said: “These appointments reflect KPMG’s continuing commitment to the firm’s pension advisory team across the UK and to provide clients with a full range of advice on the many issues facing those responsible for managing pension schemes. Philip and Greg are high calibre professionals who have significant experience of helping clients to identify and mitigate risk, providing practical advice to help them proactively deal with the range of complex pension issues and opportunities facing companies and trustees.”