In an ever-changing world the shift from defined benefit retirement and gratuity funds to defined contribution funds has been almost universal. This places even more responsibility on trustees and management committees to ensure that their retirement funds operate at the very highest level in order to provide benefits to members, employees and their families.

Henré Prinsloo
Associate Director

T  +27 11 038 3701
+27 82 787 1653
henre.prinsloo@qedact.com

Corporate services – for companies

Employee benefits and social security benefits touch the lives of a large proportion of people across the African continent. However, for various and often conflicting reasons, benefits are often viewed in isolation by individuals working at the same company or in the same government department.

At QED we believe that the consideration of all the moving parts relating to employee benefits and social security, and especially the interplay between those parts, is crucial to ensuring that the right benefits are provided at the right levels to the right people, via the right channels.

We understand too, that in an ever-changing world, benefits and their purposes need to be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that they remain relevant and appropriate to the people who are receiving them. While our services span all the traditional actuarial and consulting services, we are nevertheless continually expanding our non-traditional offerings, in order to offer advanced data analytics and holistic employee benefits advice to our clients. We are able to devise simple but meaningful solutions to often complex problems by coupling our analytical skills and experience with powerful technology. We can thus provide you with:

  • Advice on different benefits
  • A valuation or measurement of the cost of those benefit
  • Tools with which you can monitor their impact
  • Fund services – for trustees

    In an ever-changing world the shift from defined benefit retirement and gratuity funds to defined contribution funds has been almost universal. This places even more responsibility on trustees and management committees to ensure that their retirement funds operate at the very highest level in order to provide benefits to members, employees and their families. 

    And it is the boards of trustees and benefits management committees which play a significant role in ensuring the security and level of benefits provided to members and employees. 

    At QED we understand that while exceptional levels of governance are crucial to the running of retirement funds and social security schemes, it is equally important that all aspects of the operation of the fund or scheme are run as efficiently as possible so that the trustees can spend time on the items that matter the most.

    We believe that there is a sweet spot at which efficient and effective governance and compliance intersect with the smooth administration of operational matters. That’s why we offer a blend of traditional actuarial and consulting services to both stand-alone and umbrella DB/DC/hybrid funds. This approach allows trustees and management committees to spend enough time on the right strategic matters to ensure that members ultimately benefit to the best possible extent. Our solutions thus ensure that trustees have all the information and tools at their disposal to manage their funds proficiently, and to best meet their members’ needs.

    A productive combination of services

    For traditional actuarial services such as statutory valuations, we provide a customised report. We also discuss our findings from the valuation with the trustees, focusing on matters specific to their fund. While these traditional services form the basis for what we do, we are also committed to making these standard services run as efficiently as possible, with the ultimate aim of spending more time working through important strategic matters with our clients.