Our services

Merger and acquisition support

MBWL International offers global pensions and benefits due diligence and negotiations with vendors or purchasers. Our staff have considerable experience in this area and we have the global coverage to ensure you get access to local expertise delivered in a consistent manner with a single point of accountability.

Accounting consolidation

MBWL International co-ordinates and produces the consolidation of the accounting disclosures for all of an organisation’s global defined benefit plans. We work with the existing local actuary of each plan, so there is no need to change any existing actuarial relationships. We offer a central contact to ensure that work is delivered on time and in line with the group’s agreed global accounting policy. With a physical presence in all the major regions offering DB benefits, few organisations have our depth of experience.

We use our proprietary web-based software to ensure that work is carried out efficiently to drive costs savings and transparency so there is a clear trail to satisfy your auditors. Each local actuary is provided access to the plans they are responsible for, and they will input the required financial information directly into the web based worksheets. After the year-end, you can then use our Illuminate – Global view portal to track the overall funding level of your defined benefit plans throughout the year.

Defined benefit funding

MBWL International provides group level advice on funding issues for your global defined benefit (DB) obligations to ensure you adopt a consistent and co-ordinated strategy. We call on our local actuaries as necessary to ensure you get in-depth expert advice but from a single source.

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Investment strategy

MBWL International provides co-ordinated group-wide advice on investment strategy backing your defined benefit (DB) obligations. A global view allows the identification and mitigation of group-wide investment risks. We call on our local actuaries as necessary to ensure you get in-depth expert advice but from a single source.

Strategic benefit design

Making and executing strategic defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) design, financial and operational decisions globally is complicated. Too often, global pension and benefits directors are tied up in detail – which prevents them from focusing on the strategic aspects of managing their benefit programmes. We help you define your strategy, identify opportunities to deliver these aims locally, and help you prioritise and monitor implementation. We offer strategic advice with a keen focus on:

  • compliance with local legislation
  • provider selection appropriate to your locations and business strategy
  • scheme design and market trends
  • communication and the provision of bulletins and technical advice
  • member administration
  • annual renewal processing, including account auditing

International and expatriate benefits

Retirement benefit provision for internationally mobile employees is complex. MBWL International advises employers on the development, deployment and management of these programmes.