Ogier, one of the world’s leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, has appointed Spearpoint Retirement Services to provide administrative and advisory services to its new Channel Islands Employee Pension Scheme that will officially launch on 1 September 2011.

Tania Hunt, Group Human Resources Director of Ogier said: “Our people are what make us so good at what we do and our remuneration package must reflect this. Obviously it has to attract and retain the best people but it also needs to give benefits that provide a platform of care and help employees plan for the future. Our pension is a significant part of our reward package and we had to have the right investment proposition, excellent customer service and efficiency. On top of this we wanted a scheme that allowed people to make informed choices that better matched their needs.
This was a big step for us and we invested a lot of time to get this right. Spearpoint Retirement Services offered us a flexible, modern approach that is right for our business and our people.”

Meeku Patidar, Managing Director of Spearpoint Retirement Services, added: “Ogier is a flagship corporate client and we are obviously delighted with our recent appointment. The pension landscape has and will continue to change and the migration of one of the Channel Islands’ largest pension schemes away from the traditional inflexible insurance company-led arrangement sends a clear message to other employers for which Ogier should take credit. Continued social and media attention on pensions and the recent increase in state retirement age, suggests many employers will need to consider their occupational scheme arrangements.”

Ogier employs approximately 480 staff in Jersey and 100 in Guernsey. – Ends.

Issued on behalf of Spearpoint Retirement Services by:
Sam Watts
Orchid Communications
T: 01534 888997 E: sam@orchid.je