Client feedback


Very professional and engaged service.
Danny Nussbaum,
HR Director, Volvo
When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.
​We are extremely pleased with the appointment we made. The way Ian and Kerry react to us and work with us is brilliant. We are very happy.
Katherine Breading,
Tyser
​I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSIT as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.
Julia Morton,
Camellia plc
​They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.
Paul Rudd,
Express Newspapers
​I enjoy working with PSIT and we have a very positive relationship. I was new to pensions and found them very helpful.
Bruce Allison,
RTUK
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Simon Riviere

Client Director

Contact Simon

Wokingham

Tel 0118 313 0879

Role

Simon joined PS Independent Trustees (PSIT) in November 2014 as a Scheme Manager to act as an independent trustee for PSIT clients, with a mix of ongoing and PPF related work. He helps develop new business, responding to proposals for professional trustee appointments and presenting to trustee boards.

Career history

Simon started his pensions career in the investment team of Hadrian Trustees Ltd, the corporate trustee to the Shipbuilding Industries Ltd Pension Scheme. He then moved on to work in the marketing and consultancy teams for CE Heath Ltd before joining HR Trustees Ltd to concentrate on acting as a professional pension trustee.

During his time at HR Trustees, Simon acted for numerous schemes in the role of independent trustee, secretary to the trustees or consultant. He either led or supported the trustee relationship for a wide variety of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes that were ongoing, closed or in wind up.

This experience led him to senior roles with Open Trustees Ltd and Pitmans Trustees Ltd (PTL), where he acted as a professional trustee on a wider variety of appointments and helped to develop the pension trustee businesses. Simon was instrumental in helping PTL attain AAF accreditation.

Simon’s experience enables him to understand the risks faced by pension schemes and how these can be managed effectively. He has worked closely with pension scheme sponsors and advisers, as well as the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and the Pensions Regulator (tPR).

Simon has strong technical knowledge and the ability to develop good relationships with pension trustee boards, scheme members and the sponsor’s senior personnel. He is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), holds the PMI Award in Pensions Trusteeship and has undertaken the Pensions Regulator’s Trustee Toolkit online training.

Areas of specialism and recent projects

  • investment strategy reviews and de-risking projects
  • pension scheme funding discussions
  • employer covenant reviews
  • pension scheme governance
  • defined contribution (DC) scheme compliance
  • pension scheme mergers
  • closure to accrual exercises
  • NRA equalisation issues
  • member communications
  • PPF and FAS work
  • adviser reviews
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