Punter Southall Aspire, the new workplace savings and pensions business, has appointed Stuart Arnold as a senior DC Consultant in a newly created role.
Stuart will help build the company’s trust-based proposition and client portfolio and support new and existing clients and trustees with pensions governance challenges.
Stuart joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he started his career a graduate actuarial student over nine years ago. For the past four years, Stuart has worked as a DC Consultant, focusing on a mix of corporate and trust-based clients, assisting with meeting their governance requirements and supporting pension change projects. His experience covers defined benefit, defined contribution and hybridarrangements.
At Punter SouthallAspire, Stuart will help clients and trustees with their ongoing pension governance and management. Stuart’s focus will be to help ensure client’s pension arrangements continue to be the most appropriate for them and their employees through building strong relationships with corporate clients and trustees.
Commenting on his role Stuart says, “I am delighted to join Punter Southall Aspire. The company offers a fresh and dynamic approach to pensions consultancy, which is different and exciting.
“Since the introduction of the DC Code of Practice and pensions flexibilities, clients and trustees alike have been under increased pressure to review their governance framework and assess the value of their schemes for members. I look forward to helping trustees review existing governance structures and helping to improve member outcomes, linking with Aspire’s fantastic member support services to help them navigate this new DC world.”
Steve Butler, Managing Director, Punter Southall Aspire says, “We created this new role for Stuart in recognition of the growing demand among clients and trustees for advice about pension changes, governance and how to get the best value out of member schemes. Stuart brings to the role tremendous experience of working with trustees and corporate clients, which will be invaluable in supporting our DC clients and driving the growth of our portfolio of trust-based clients across the UK.”