GO Group | Independent consulting and advice
The GO Group provides Advice, Projects and Governance services.
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INDEPENDENCE

We value our Independence, Our Independence adds value...
Freedom from markets, Impartiality

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ENTRUSTMENT

Forming Relationships through observing, engaging, validating...
A partnership, an extension to the overall scheme

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INSIGHT

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

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STRATEGISERS

Analysis and research driven, Competencies, Expertise
Mind maps, Intellectual Capital

PROJECTS

INTEL

BASED ON OUR SAMPLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR PENSION SCHEMES

8127

*Total out-sourced pension schemes

6836

Number of Schemes with less than 1000 members

*Proportion to total outsourced schemes0%
569

NUMBER OF SCHEMES WITH more than 3000 members

*Proportion to total outsourced schemes0%

There’s some projects to be done…

Foresight with insight

FORESIGHT

Planning for success

  • Keeping the deliverables tangible
  • Test it properly please
  • Allowing time for re-work and fixing, or else

On time, in scope

  • Managing priorities effectively
  • Looking ahead … a long way ahead
  • Stop the creep before it gallops

Quality management

  • Quality should be planned as well
  • Consider the end user
  • Complete the project properly

INSIGHT

Delightfully insightful

  • Match authority and accountability
  • Beware the Resource Facilitator in Project Manager’s clothing
  • PRINCE2 is not the King

Read the project plan

  • And the project brief
  • And the steering minutes
  • And the Project Manager’s emails

Just because...

  • …it’s planned doesn’t mean it will happen
  • …it’s analysed doesn’t mean it’s fixed
  • …it’s live doesn’t mean the project’s complete

LEADERSHIP

ADVICE

INTEL

We believe advice should be for all. What’s surprising is the % of people who just don’t know where to GO for advice!

Trends in people making DRAWINGS from pension schemes since the new pension freedoms came into effect

  • guaranteed income (annuity or guaranteed drawdown)

  • flexible drawdown taking more than GAD (mostly men)

  • taken ALL the cash

People saving adequately for retirement(all time high)0%
People FAILING to save(high % being self-employed)0%
£23k

is the average income people believe they need to retire on to be comfortable

6.2m

Britons not saving at all

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TRUST THROUGH INDEPENDENCE

TRUST

Trusted advice

  • Advantage our clients through independence
  • The best advice on the best products from the best suppliers
  • If you don’t trust it, don’t take it

Have your PIE and ETV it

  • Trustee de-risking exercises are not fit for all
  • Ask us what it means …. or read our jargon buster
  • Annuity purchase is dead, long live the annuity

Educating the investor

  • Informed decision makers invest better
  • Being in it for the long game
  • Save first, then invest, enjoy it later

INDEPENDENCE

Independence rules

  • If we can’t find it, no one can
  • Always read the label
  • With independence comes value

Surf the change wave

  • Tides time and markets wait for no one
  • There’s a storm brewing, grab a tea bag
  • In the calm that follows, prepare again, only better

Researching the market

  • The whole market and nothing but the market
  • React to change positively, embrace it
  • Tools of the trade in the hands of the gifted

LEADERSHIP

GOVERNANCE

INTEL

Estimated annual hours devoted to trustee board meetings

230

hours preparing for meetings

190

hours (locked) in meetings

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250+

coffees in-between

70

hours considering investment reports

80

hours undertaking TKU

SKILLS THROUGH VALUES

SKILLS

Always business lead

  • Achieving the board’s objectives
  • Making effective use of the business plan
  • Keeping the purpose and goal in mind

Governance rules

  • Its the process of governing
  • Apply the rules of the decision-making body
  • Best practices leverage appropriate outcomes

Board support

  • Maintaining the standard
  • Initiating change
  • Making recommendations

VALUES

Using foresight

  • Question what happens ‘if’
  • Being positively sceptical
  • Last time this happened…

Validating assumptions

  • If it can go wrong…
  • Keep turning those stones
  • Not always taking yes as the answer

Managing risks actively

  • State the specific risk not the situation
  • A risk is an issue when it materialises
  • If you haven’t got a Plan B, you haven’t got a plan

LEADERSHIP

IN PRINCIPLE

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