Network partner, Western Pension Solutions (WPS) has recently announced the exciting new appointment of Ben Vickers as a Consulting Actuary.
Western Pension Solutions are a specialist pensions consultancy that provides strategic and practical advice to family businesses in the UK.
Ben is a qualified actuary with eight years of experience. He joins WPS, having previously worked at EY and more recently PwC. During this time, Ben helped to support both trustees and sponsoring employers manage their pension commitments covering liabilities from £2m to over £1bn. This support included the implementation of liability management exercises and scheme design changes, funding strategy and valuation assistance, transaction of insurance solutions and the design and application of journey plans to help set and meet targets.
Ben Fowler, Managing Director of WPS, said: “Our business continues to grow and generate the need for good people to join us. Working with family firms in the UK we understand their challenges when it comes to pensions and it is great to have someone of Ben’s calibre joining the team to further help in delivering advice to these businesses. His experience stands him in good stead to help us make a positive difference for the family firms we have the great privilege to work with.”
“At an important time for family businesses trying to manage their legacy final salary schemes as well as focusing on their future pension requirements, we feel our independence and values, by the fact that we have come from a family business ourselves, mean we are perfectly placed to provide solutions that really work. Through the skills Ben has developed, together with his wide-ranging experience, he is in a strong position to support family owned businesses in designing and implementing strategies for their pension arrangements that reflect their values and targets. We are delighted to welcome Ben to the WPS team.”
As Ben concludes, “I am delighted to have joined WPS and to be able to add my expertise in addressing pension issues for family firms and am looking forward to working with our clients to find the appropriate strategy for their pension scheme too.”
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