Having the right advisory team around you is a critical component in delivering your strategy. You need to know that you are getting the best from your advisers and that they are bringing you the latest thinking from the market.
A regular review of your advisers can help to ensure this is the case and that you are getting value for money compared to other options in the market.
Our broad knowledge of the market and the suppliers helps our clients make confident decisions about which supplier to partner with and makes an otherwise daunting process, efficient and effective.
In a world of gate keepers and ringmasters, we are facilitators helping you build relationships that can stand the test of time.
Advisers and Providers
Our independence and vast knowledge of all advisers and providers means we are able to guide you through a tried and tested process, adapted to make sure that we identify the attributes and services that you are looking for.
We can help you to make an appointment in the confidence that you have selected the right partner for you.
Our work with clients and our research into the market means we have a wealth of data based insights that we can bring to your decision making. For example, clients benefit from our understanding and independent views on contracts and costs, as well as value for members.
We also run a triennial cost-benchmarking survey for DB schemes. Project Mercury was established in 2014 and following its success has since seen an increase in participants. The benefits of Project Mercury are ever-increasing as longer-term trends are identified with every new iteration.
We selected Muse to help us review our DC consultant, largely because of their in-depth market knowledge and well-run selection process. Stacy used her own DC experience to help us define our requirements, and worked well with our Trustees and in-house team.
Pension Scheme Secretary, Aviva Staff Pension Scheme
Muse run very bespoke, organised and professional selection exercises. We enjoy working with Stacy and the team as their independence encourages sharing of information and a strong working relationship.
Head of DC Sales, Legal & General
With the support of Muse's professional team our recent FM selection project delivered as expected and so much more. Muse was able to translate our scheme's unique characteristics and ambitions in to specific and practical service requirements. This meant that we were able to select the best fit provider; a firm who then already understood us and was well matched to our scheme's requirements.
Chair of Trustees, Northrop Grumman UK Pension Scheme
Muse Advisory supported the Trustees through the process of reviewing their full service pension provider. They provided the subject matter expertise, and worked seamlessly alongside our in-house procurement team, to help us identify a high-quality solution that met both our technical and commercial requirements, delivering great value for the scheme and members, as well as the sponsor.
Group Financial Controller, Riverside
Muse were able to understand the different styles and requirements of our two Trustee Boards and guide them both through a process, which resulted in a robust decision having carefully considered the right sort of provider and the requirements of the service. Their insights into the market and broad understanding of the part covenant advice plays in integrated risk management was invaluable in evaluating the market, and their facilitated process helped maximise effective use of pensions staff and trustee time.
Pensions Operations Manager, ScottishPower and Manweb Pension Schemes
We appointed Muse through a competitive tender to support our actuarial selection process as a result of the thoroughness of their approach, their deep knowledge of the market and value for money. Their support was invaluable in helping us to concentrate on what would make the difference for us from our Actuary so that we could make the selection from some very strong candidates. The team was flexible and approachable; they managed the project for us professionally to ensure that the candidate firms were well briefed and engaged with the project. Muse played an important part in enabling us to select a firm best suited to our requirements and ways of working.
Trustee Secretary, States of Jersey Pension Schemes
It was great working with Muse and if we undertake another review we will most definitely be in touch. We could not have got through this without Muse.
UK Group Pensions Manager, Total
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