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We understand your need for absolute certainty, to ensure your members are financially protected and cared for, now and in the years to come.

Our team takes meticulous care over every detail, to craft the right approach for your scheme.

Security from the start

Creating certainty

From the very start of your journey with Rothesay, we focus on removing your risk.

Smooth transition

We prepare thoroughly to support you through a well-managed process.

Caring for members

We’re committed to providing excellent service, with fast and supportive help.

Meet our team

Our expert team will guide you through the process, from the first conversation to the full transfer of your pension scheme.

Sammy Cooper-Smith

Head of Business Development

Sammy Cooper-Smith is Head of Business Development at Rothesay. He joined Rothesay in 2011 and is responsible for new business origination and marketing to defined benefit pension schemes and insurance companies. At Rothesay, Sammy has played a lead role in transactions with the pension funds of National Grid, telent, Asda and Allied Domecq among others as well as the reinsurance of the Prudential, Zurich Assurance and Aegon annuity portfolios. Prior to joining Rothesay, Sammy was at Paternoster which Rothesay acquired in 2011. He started his career at Prudential. 

Pamela Bentley

Chief Underwriting Officer

Pamela Bentley is Rothesay’s Chief Underwriting Officer, responsible for all underwriting and new business pricing activity including chairing the Underwriting and Liabilities Committee. Pamela joined Rothesay in 2009 and has been directly involved in most of Rothesay’s liability transactions to date. Prior to joining Rothesay, Pamela was at Willis Towers Watson in London and San Francisco. Pamela is a pensions actuary and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Andy Vass

Head of Transitions

Andy has ultimate responsibility for all activity undertaken by the Transitions team. He has a wealth of experience developed through a career with Prudential, Paternoster, Goldman Sachs, Just Group and most recently Aviva, where he led their Implementation team.  Andy has worked in the pensions industry for over twenty years, the majority of which has been spent in bulk annuities, helping hundreds of pension schemes achieve their de-risking goals through a variety of operational, business development and implementation roles.

Removing your risk

Find out how we create certainty from the outset

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