Steve Balmont joins BESTrustees growing Trustee Team

BESTrustees is delighted to announce that Steve Balmont has joined its growing team of Trustee Executives. Steve, who joined us in mid-October, is a highly experienced and respected professional trustee with more than 25 years’ of trustee experience. He has joined BESTrustees from another leading professional pension trustee company. Steve has broad experience as trustee chairman or trustee of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid pension schemes of various sizes and complexity with assets under managements of c£35million to more than c£6billion. He has served on the Investment

BESTrustees appointed to Nationwide Pension Fund

BESTrustees is delighted to announce our appointment as independent professional trustee to the Nationwide Pension Fund. Being selected by such an organisation as Nationwide, and particularly as a result of a highly competitive tender and interview process is especially pleasing. Alan Pickering, Chairman, BESTrustees Strong governance of the Fund and the focus on our members interests is very important for Nationwide. We undertook a thorough review of the market and were very impressed with BESTrustees. We look forward to working with them in the years to come developing and implementing

BESTrustees appoints Huw Evans to the Board

BESTrustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Huw Evans to its Board from the beginning of April. Since joining the firm in September 2014, Huw has built up a varied portfolio of clients. In his time with us he has guided two schemes to the closing stages of wind up, appointed new ‘full service’ providers to two other schemes, reached agreement on an overdue actuarial valuation, implemented fiduciary management on one scheme, is currently introducing LDI on two others and running a longevity swap feasibility study on another. Prior to joining BESTrustees, Huw enjoyed a 20 year

Annual Celebration

BESTrustees Annual Celebration
Clients and contacts from across the industry joined BESTrustees for an evening of hospitality and networking at Vintners Hall. Despite snow and blizzards it was wonderful to see so many friends made the effort to join us for what was a wonderful evening.

BESTrustees adds Karen Theobald to growing Trustee Team

BESTrustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Theobald to its growing team of Trustee Executives. Karen joined us at the beginning of February and brings a strong and invaluable blend of trustee and adviser experience. Based in Scotland, and a member of the PMI, Karen previously worked as a Pensions Consultant with Conduent (formally Buck Consultants) for almost 20 years, where she was also Chair of Trustee of the Buck pensions scheme from 2010. During this period Karen developed a robust governance framework and guided the scheme through revisions to investment strategy,