With increasing regulatory scrutiny of funds and complexity of scheme rules, governance of the LGPS has bever been more important. Our integrated specialist team of governance, administration and project management (GAP) consultants are dedicated to providing specialist support to LGPS funds.
How we can help
We design our services with the needs of Committee and Board members, Fund officers and Fund members in mind, which is why our team is a collection of specialists. We know that to have a well-run Fund, you need to ensure that decision makers are supported with good governance, that the Fund is administered effectively and efficiently and when change is needed, that it is delivered to the highest standard.
At a practical level this could mean:
The NKA provided us with a strong indication of knowledge levels and allowed us to accurately tailor our training plans. I believe it’s important to carry out this type of assessment to ensure our Fund is on track with its training goals.
Yunus Gajra - West Yorkshire Pension Fund
If you’re involved in managing a pension scheme with over 7 million members, risk is never far from your mind. We're running a series of LGPS risk management webinars, where we'll discuss how and why funds should look at risk holistically and spotlight how specific risk can be managed.
Across all local councils in the UK there are, on average, 8000 cyber attacks every hour. How can you evidence your approach to cyber risk and your plans for the future? We can work with you to create a consolidated Cyber Approach document.
I have been massively impressed by the Hymans Robertson’s LGPS Online Learning Academy – the clarity bought to an incredibly complex scheme is wonderful. The extensive range of training videos has proved hugely useful and informative, enabling me to better do my job. (Keeping them at a maximum of 20 minutes is ideal!)
Furthermore, I totally support the Academy’s goals; making training more accessible, while increasing the knowledge and understanding of all key LGPS stakeholders. I very much hope, in time, the Academy will develop a recognised range of qualifications.
Nick Weaver - Pension Board Chair of Avon Pension Fund (also interim Pension Manager)