Professional corporate sole trusteeship is an increasingly popular model for businesses of all sizes as they look to manage their pension arrangements more efficiently.

The model substitutes a trustee board comprising a range of pensions knowledge and expertise with an experienced team of pensions professionals, who are entirely dedicated to providing trustee services. The attractiveness of the model is growing as trustees and employers contend with the intensifying demands placed upon them as well as the increasing complexity of issues that need consideration. It is a streamlined and efficient approach and often results in faster decision-making that enables schemes to capture market opportunities and achieve the best results for both scheme beneficiaries and employers.

IGG is one of the leading providers of professional corporate sole trusteeship services in the UK. We are appointed as professional corporate sole trustee to schemes with sponsoring employers operating in a variety of sectors, ranging in asset size from the low millions to several billions. We deliver a genuinely independent service.

Our professional corporate sole trusteeship model outsources the trustee board to a broad team of pensions specialists drawn from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. This ensures key decisions are made in an informed, balanced and impartial way and that the necessary checks are firmly in place.

We operate in line with the Association of Professional Pension Trustees’ Code of Practice governing the operating standards of professional corporate sole trustees. Our lead trustees are all fully accredited professional trustees who are supported by a wider, in-depth team.

“We appointed IGG to the role of sole trustee for our 4 Defined Benefit schemes, having previously been part of a wider board structure. Since then, the Company and the Trustee have worked in partnership to merge the schemes into two – one which is closed (to both future accrual and new joiners) and one which remains open. This has significantly improved all aspects of governance, operational, and investment efficiency.

Since their appointment we have found IGG to be collaborative, pragmatic, highly effective and efficient. IGG’s role as sole trustee has been instrumental in helping significantly move the schemes forward in the achievement of our shared objectives. I would have no hesitation in recommending IGG to a scheme considering transition to a sole trusteeship appointment.”

Pensions Director, UK & Ireland

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Annabelle Hardiman

Trustee Director | Head of PCST

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