Smith & Williamson has appointed Goddard Perry to provide actuarial and third-party administration services to its two defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The schemes have 150 members and around £35m in assets, and will be supplied with an automated technology driven "straight through" service.
The service will provide the scheme with real-time data on the schemes' funding and buyout positions, allowing the company to consider the impact of its pension schemes on its balance sheet ahead of the year-end.
Smith & Williamson group pensions manager Mohsin Harhara said the company was impressed by Goddard Perry's offering.
"We were impressed by Goddard Perry's clear commitment to quality and continuing investment in technology to provide a leading edge service," hesaid.
Goddard Perry Actuarial managing director David Pettitt said the appointment was largely due to the firm's investment in technology.
"We are delighted to have been appointed as actuaries and administrators to the two DB schemes that Smith & Williamson operates," he said. "Over the past few years, we have invested heavily in technology which provides trustees and sponsoring employers with information in real time.
"The opportunity to access the asset/liability position on a daily basis was one of the main reasons for our hire."
As of 30 April 2016, Smith & Williamson's NCL and S&W schemes had a combined surplus of £1.3m on the IAS 19 accounting measure. Assets totalled £31.2m, while liabilities amounted to £29.9m. Both schemes are closed to new members.
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