Our latest thinking for defined benefit schemes

Defined benefit schemes come with both risks and opportunities. Mercer can help you effectively manage, mitigate and transfer those risks, whilst ensuring you capture the opportunities for the benefit of all the stakeholders of your DB scheme. Think of us as your dedicated DB scheme pension partner.

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    How Mercer works with defined benefit schemes

    We can help your scheme account for and manage current and future DB liabilities as well as helping migrate your pension planning so you can offer employees a dynamic benefit that rewards and retains them.

    Our defined benefits schemes consultancy services include:

    • Mercer DB Master Trust pension

      The Mercer DB master trust pension is a consolidation option that brings together Mercer’s range of professional expertise with the buying power of our fiduciary management platform.
    • Pension trustee consulting

      Pension trustees need to make complex decisions every day. Our pension consulting and pension trustee services help trustees of defined contribution and defined benefit pension trustees to deliver their strategic objectives.
    • Pension trustee governance

      An effective system of pension trustee governance is at the core of every well-run pension scheme. Ensuring that you have all of the policies and procedures in place to achieve this will lead to better outcomes for your members and give you more time back to focus on your strategic aims.
    • Corporate pensions consulting

      Mercer is a leading global pensions consulting firm. Our corporate pension advisory service helps businesses manage the costs and risks associated with their defined benefit pension schemes. Our expertise enables us to help our clients thrive through even the most challenging economic conditions.
    • Risk transfer

      Mercer’s pension risk transfer team works with trustees and sponsors of DB schemes to help assess their own scheme’s circumstances. We can advise on your strategic objectives and which pension risk transfer activities might best support these along the journey.
    • GMP equalisation

      Whether you are carrying out a GMP equalisation project or combining GMP equalisation with a GMP rectification exercise, Mercer’s approach to GMP projects is simple, agile and tracked.
    • LGPS

      We understand the complexities of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Mercer's LGPS team has the expertise and experience to guide you through the challenges and opportunities faced by LGPS funds as the landscape for public sector pension provision changes.
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