Saadia Ahmed

Pension Trusteeship

Areas of expertise

Saadia is part our team of four trustee governance experts providing scheme secretarial services, provider reviews, trustee effectiveness reviews etc. This team works with The Law Debenture Trustee Directors to provide support for some of the 200 pension schemes for which Law Debenture provide Trusteeship services as well as providing standalone services to clients who do not currently have a relationship with Law Debenture.

Saadia joined Law Debenture from Lloyds Banking Group where she has spent the last seven years, four of them in the Pensions Executive where she undertook all day-to-day tasks relating to governance and scheme secretarial for numerous pensions schemes.

As a scheme secretary and governance professional, Saadia:

  • Works closely with all scheme advisors to ensure regulatory and trustee requirements are met
  • Provides secretarial and trustee services schemes of all sizes
  • Deals diplomatically and professionally with high profile trustee directors and their advisors
  • Delivers trustee support and governance services to pension schemes by:
    • organising all aspects of quarterly trustee board meetings and sub-committee meetings including logistics, writing papers and producing meeting packs; taking and finalising meeting minute
    • communicating regularly and effectively to ensure trustees are kept up to date on all investment, risk, actuarial, finance, audit, administrative, legal, governance, regulatory, and bank policy issues relating to the scheme
    • ensuring all scheme advisors are completing their respective actions and duties in relation to the scheme and providing the required services to a high standard and within budget
    • ensuring advisors are kept up to date on issues under their remi
    • organising annual trustee training days
    • ensuring all scheme governance documents are complete and available to the trustees and advisors via secure systems
    • ensuring scheme websites are up to date and helping write, produce, edit and circulate member communications

Current appointments

  • Scheme Secretary to a sole trustee DB scheme with over £30m in assets

Professional roles and qualifications

  • University of Toronto (Canada) - BSc (Honours) Actuarial Science (with minor in English)
  • Attained four Canadian Society of Actuaries (SOA) exam passes: (Construction/Evaluation of Models included Credibility & Simulation; Financial Mathematics; Actuarial Models; Probability & Statistics)
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