We work collaboratively with other trustees and scheme advisers and seek to build open and honest working relationships.
We recognise the need for an independent trustee that adds value, and we can agree fixed or capped fees that fit within the budget set by the employer or co-trustees.
We work diligently and rigorously but in a cost effective manner. We identify issues early on and then provide sensible and pragmatic solutions to resolve them.
Whilst Open Trustees is a wholly owned subsidiary of the international law firm Osborne Clarke LLP, our work is entirely independent. Open Trustees cannot therefore provide you with legal advice, but we will bring our legal knowledge and expertise to any matter.
All of our directors are experienced pensions lawyers and our pensions manager is a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Our team has substantial practical experience and, due to their varied backgrounds within the pensions industry, are highly knowledgeable of the actuarial, investment and administrative issues which affect pension schemes.
Our experience in the market and the expertise of our team means that we give our schemes the highest level of support they require.
For every appointment, a director is assigned to take overall responsibility for delivering our services, with support from a named co-director, a pensions manager and a pensions assistant (as required) so that your matters are always handled at the most appropriate level.