Introducing Skyval - we launch our revolutionary online pensions analysis platform
July 04, 2013
We’ve launched Skyval, a new pensions risk analytics tool that allows companies and trustees to manage, monitor and take decisions about their pensions issues in a quicker and more informed way.
Skyval models pension scheme assets and liabilities accurately in real time and has been developed exclusively by PwC as part of a joint venture with financial technology company PensionsFirst Analytics. Decision-makers will have direct access to instant information and analysis, only previously available through advisers and then usually out-of-date due to the complex nature of the calculations involved.
Skyval includes real-time access to accounting disclosures, assumptions benchmarking, scheme-funding valuations and scenarios; pensions risk management analysis and data on risk transactions; and ‘what-if’ sensitivity-testing. You can access Skyval via your PwC adviser or license the product directly as a web-based software service. This allows you to manage your pensions arrangements faster and more effectively, allowing you to tackle a significant area of corporate cost and financial uncertainty, and strengthening your corporate governance.
Transforming the way pensions actuarial advice is provided
Michael Rendell, our Head of Global Human Resources Services, said:
“We’ve developed Skyval to meet the increasing needs of employers and trustees to better understand and manage the risks in their pension schemes. The combination of Skyval’s user-friendly and intuitive analytics and our pensions advisory expertise is already revolutionising the way companies and trustees are taking decisions about their pension schemes.
This is an exciting development for our pensions business and the market as a whole. Skyval transforms the way pensions actuarial advice is provided, significantly drives down adviser costs and allows organisations more control over the major financial burden of defined benefit pensions schemes on their balance sheets.”
Raj Mody, our Head of Pensions Advisory, said:
“All those involved in making decisions about their pension schemes have been telling us this is what they need. Skyval means finance directors, treasurers, pensions managers, trustees and chief information officers can now accurately monitor the risks in their pension schemes on a regular basis and quickly capitalise on opportunities to improve the status of their pension scheme.
Risk can only be managed when you understand it and this new software gives companies and trustees a better insight into their pension schemes than ever before. This is more vital than ever as there remains more than £1.5trn of defined benefit pension liabilities in the UK, with over a third not covered by assets in pension schemes for companies looking to manage these liabilities off their books. This legacy problem continues to have an impact on company balance sheets, create a drag on business confidence and investment, and unsettle employees."
If you’d like to find out more about Skyval and the benefits it could bring to your scheme, you can contact Raj Mody on 020 7804 0953 or by email at [email protected]