ALM Intelligence rates PwC a global leader in retirement benefits consulting

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08 March, 2018

PwC has been recognised by ALM Intelligence as a global leader for retirement benefits consulting in its latest report, released in March 2018. PwC was rated as having the strongest depth of global consulting capabilities, of all the 20 firms assessed.

ALM Vanguard of Retirement Benefits Consulting Providers

Matthew Merker senior analyst at ALM and author of the report, highlighted that:“PwC...offers comprehensive advisory services to clients, utilizing its significant breadth of capabilities from multiple service lines, digital tools, thought leadership, and strategic alliances to continually evolve its approach to resonate with current market trends.”

The report names PwC as the best in class provider for internal client insight due to its blend of advisory and technology solutions, as well as best in class for strategy. It notes how the firm draws from its internal client insight strengths and is able to offer thoughtful strategic advisory to clients for retirement benefits optimisation and transformation.

Raj Mody, PwC’s global leader for the firm’s retirement and pensions business, commented: “The retirement benefits landscape is continually evolving, as companies and employees face increased challenges from risk in volatile markets, alongside an ever more complex and dynamic regulatory environment. ALM ranking us as a global leader shows our ongoing commitment and investment in this area, focused on offering our clients independent, strategic and practical advice, underpinned by innovative technology. My colleagues around the world and I are delighted with the outcome of this independent assessment from ALM Intelligence.”

Key findings from the report:

  • PwC is at the top of the market in terms of their capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models
  • The firm draws advisory expertise from other divisions to bring relevant expertise in areas such as tax, legal, strategy, organisational design, and insolvency to provide a comprehensive suite of capabilities to address client issues
  • PwC’s capabilities are complemented by the firm’s HR thought leadership, analysing major trends in human resource developments through research and surveys into areas such as global HR technology, HR effectiveness trends, and well-being surveys
  • PwC is very strong for needs assessment, internal client insight, strategy, operating systems, project management and enabling tools
  • PwC’s thoughtful integration of advisory with digital tools and solutions provides strong internal client insights into current retirement benefits offerings
  • Improved transparency in retirement benefits engagement and individual outcomes assessments provide strong strategy development capabilities for clients to optimise their benefit offerings
  • PwC uses its significant breadth of capabilities from multiple service lines, digital tools, thought leadership, and strategic alliances to continually evolve its approach to resonate with current market trends.


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