European Pensions Awards Winner 2021
MBWL International, the leading independent alternative to the big three consulting firms for global pensions and employee benefits advice, is pleased to announce that it has won “Technology Provider of the Year” at the European Pensions Awards. The goal of the awards is to honour investment firms, consultancies, and pension providers that have set the professional standards to best serve European pension funds and plan sponsors over the past year.
“We are delighted to receive this European Pensions’ award recognising our innovative solutions for pension plans and sponsors,” says Isabel Coles, Head of International Consulting at MBWL International. Marc Oliver Heine, MBWL Director, comments, “We believe it reflects the quality of our technology and the highest standards that our clients expect from MBWL.”
John-Paul Augeri, Managing Director and Global EB Consulting Leader at Milliman, adds, “This is a significant achievement and more evidence of our position as the leading independent pensions and benefits firm globally. We say a sincere ‘thank you’ to our clients, and the terrific teams behind our outstanding global technology and consulting services.”
The European Pensions judging panel praised MBWL, saying, “This entry displayed excellence and a clear knowledge and understanding of how the right use of technology can meet the pension market needs. A worthy winner!”
For more information on the 2021 European Pensions Awards, see the latest winners issue here.
Head of International Consulting, MBWL InternationalVIEW PROFILE
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Head of International Consulting, MBWL International
A multilingual expert in employee benefits for multinational corporates.
Isabel heads up MBWL International, advising multinational organisations on their employee benefits arrangements around the world, with a focus on corporate sales and purchases, accounting disclosures and the financing, risk management and design of benefit plans.
Her vast experience includes leading global accounting consolidations under international, UK and US accounting standards for multinational companies headquartered in the UK and overseas – with consolidations ranging in size from two to over 50 defined benefit plans.
She has advised both corporate and private equity buyers on the employee benefit considerations (including pension liabilities) associated with corporate sales and purchases in Europe and worldwide, from due diligence through to closing and subsequent integration work. Isabel has also undertaken many benefit audits and benchmarking exercises, including a 25-country audit for a company in the technology sector.
Other areas of Isabel’s expertise include reviewing and establishing international pension plans, advice on individual expatriate employee benefit packages and supporting multinationals in agreeing and implementing global governance approaches and policies for managing their employer benefit plans.
Isabel chairs the International Committee of the Association of Consulting Actuaries and is fluent in German and French.
John-Paul (JP) Augeri
Managing Director and Global EB Consulting Leader, MillimanVIEW PROFILE
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John-Paul (JP) Augeri
Managing Director and Global EB Consulting Leader, Milliman
A global human capital and risk management leader with wide-ranging technical and management experience.
JP joined Milliman to lead the Global Employee Benefits Consulting Practice, in partnership with MBWL. He has over twenty years’ experience helping multinational clients to design, deliver and manage programs globally across pensions, benefits and M&A. He specialises in solving complex global issues and delivering value and innovation to multinationals and their employees.
His expertise includes: global pensions and benefits; M&A; funding, investment, and derisking strategies; change management; total rewards and employee experience; global client management and business development.
He has also served as a board chair and senior advisor, as is a frequent external speaker who has helped lead several client roundtables.
JP is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK, and he has lived and worked in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria.