Scheme advisers and investment managers

The Trustee receives advice from a number of sources. The appointed Scheme advisers and Investment managers are listed below.

Scheme actuary - S M Leake FIA, XPS

Scheme auditors - Ernst & Young LLP

Legal adviser - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Investment adviser - River & Mercantile Solutions

Employer covenant adviser - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Custodian and collateral manager - The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV

Bankers - Lloyds Bank plc

Investment Managers

  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd
  • BlackRock Investment Management LLC
  • BlackRock Investment (UK) Limited
  • BlackRock Life Limited
  • Baring Asset Management Ltd
  • AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd
  • M&G Investment Management Ltd
  • AllianceBerstein Ltd
  • Amundi Luxembourg SA
  • River & Mercantile Solutions
  • Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Ltd
  • Baillie Gifford Co
  • AXA Investment Managers Paris
  • Amundi (UK) Limited

Scheme administration

XPS Administration
36 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4TD
Tel: 0191 341 0600 (general enquiries)
Fax: 0191 247 5826 (general enquiries)