Actuarial and pension firms Wolanski & Co and CheckleyFisher are to merge to become Wolanski CheckleyFisher.
Both firms specialise in corporate pensions and the merged firm will create a new player in the actuarial market with seven fully-qualified and experienced owner-manager actuaries.
In addition to providing independent actuarial and consultancy services to employers and trustees of pension schemes, the new firm will assist other advisers involved in the financial management of pension schemes, including lawyers, investment bankers and corporate financiers.
The firm will also provide a package of actuarial, administration and consulting services to the smaller pension schemes that do not have an in-house pensions manager.
The partners of the new firm will be Jonathan Checkley, Liam Egan, Jeremy Fisher, Richard Nobbs, Michael Posner, Bob Thomson and Hyman Wolanski.
Senior partner Hyman Wolanski says: “This is an extremely exciting development for us. Both our firms have been operating successfully in their own right and by coming together in this way we can offer pension scheme clients an even higher level of service than before. This expertise is in greater demand as the burdens on final salary schemes become increasingly onerous and employers and trustees seek independent advice from separate advisers. By providing clients with the professional help they need, speaking in a language that they understand and providing value-for-money, we will be bringing a valuable new resource to the pensions marketplace.”