Client feedback


Where HR Trustees are appointed to act in conjunction with an existing body of trustees, we have found that they are quickly able to fit in well and gain the trust and respect of their co-trustees.
Duncan Buchanan,
Partner at Hogan Lovells
Excellent service - as expected and why PSIT was chosen.
Stuart Barker ,
Independent Occupational Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
​Their pragmatic approach helps with quick and easy decision making. Another approach might have made things more difficult.
Mark Assinder,
Bouygues
PSIT offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.
Ian Edwards,
Comet
The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.
Head of Trustee Services
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Chris Bamford

Client Director

Contact Chris

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2906

Role

Chris is a Client Director at HR Trustees Limited. He is chair of three trustee boards and sits on two others. He also spends part of his time seconded to BAE Systems in their pensions department.

Background & experience

Chris has been involved in the pensions industry for many years, starting at Prudential as an actuarial trainee in their pensions division.

In the mid eighties he moved to what later became Aon Hewitt, where he fulfilled a wide range of senior roles. These included client management, divisional director and scheme actuary appointments.

Throughout his pensions career as actuary and chair of trustees, Chris is most proud of resolving a very contentious issue between a sponsoring company and trustee board in connection with the interpretation of the scheme’s rules. It was a long running and difficult matter involving conflicts of interest, inadequate records, significant amounts of money and conflicting legal opinions.

Areas of specialism

  • scheme wind ups
  • investments
  • restructures
  • actuarial matters
  • conflicts of interest
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