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Our work in Life and Pensions

SEC Newgate is one of the UK’s leading specialists in Life and Pensions communications, advising some of the UK’s biggest pensions schemes, life assurance and pensions providers.

For defined benefit (DB) schemes, we have exceptional experience in handling high-profile situations, including advising pension trustees where the FTSE100 sponsors were subject to corporate bids, sponsors going through structural changes, buy-ins and buyouts, issues relating to funding position, activism, strategic advice for pension schemes on their ESG positioning, and communicating and changes to member benefits.

Our highly experienced team includes consultants with technical and policy expertise who can work alongside other advisers to mitigate internal and external communications risks.

We also advise life insurance companies, defined contribution (DC) pension providers and organisations that specialise in retirement products and services on profile-raising, thought leadership, public policy and regulatory positioning and engagement and supporting ESG strategies.

Our specialists pensions advisory team provide clients with the following:

We help the Trustees explain their position, communicate with their members, sponsors, political and media audiences, including industry influencers, to protect the scheme and the Trustee from reputational risk.

Our specialist consultants can provide media strategy and engagement, public affairs, policy and issues monitoring, media training, select committee training, and member communications. We offer strategic advice on aligning communication plans with the policy and ESG agenda.

We can help Trustee Boards plan for special situations and events which could result in media or political scrutiny and require thoughtful communication with members and other audiences.

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