Market Overview

PwC and RiskFirst Renew Relationship


A new agreement between PwC and RiskFirst will see PwC continue to
provide consulting and advisory services using the award winning Skyval
platform – underpinned by RiskFirst's PFaroe – whilst also promoting
further standardisation and bringing greater freedom to stakeholders to
share information.

UK-based consultancy PwC and financial technology provider RiskFirst are
reinforcing their relationship with a new agreement, which will benefit
clients by bringing PFaroe and Skyval closer together.

PwC and RiskFirst jointly launched online pensions platform Skyval in
2013, in response to a growing need for more accurate, reliable and
up-to-date pension plan information. This latest evolution will bring
Skyval and PFaroe onto the same underlying platform, making it easier to
exchange information, thereby facilitating closer working relations
across all plan stakeholders.

Jeremy May, Head of Pensions, PwC UK, comments: "We are delighted to be
furthering our relationship with RiskFirst in a way that makes it easier
for pension schemes to share information. The Skyval platform, provided
by RiskFirst, continues to support our award-winning pension advisory

Matthew Seymour, CEO, RiskFirst, comments: "Recognition of the value of
capabilities contained in the likes of Skyval and PFaroe continues to
increase across the industry, which is driving growing levels of
adoption, and thereby enabling pension fund stakeholders to interact
more efficiently, effectively and confidently on decision-making through
a common platform. We are very pleased to continue our strong
relationship with PwC – not only continuing to support their business
through effective risk analytics technology, but also by helping to
encourage collaboration between users of our technology for the benefit
of all stakeholders."

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About PwC
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About RiskFirst
RiskFirst is a financial technology
business that provides intuitive, user-friendly risk analytics and
reporting. Its core product PFaroe® is web-based, available anytime and
anywhere, and allows users to evaluate risk from multiple perspectives
and to perform real-time scenario stress testing. Initially targeted to
defined benefit pension plans, it is now the market leader in the UK,
with a growing foothold in the US. Over 2300 plans with more than $1tn
in assets are now modelled on the PFaroe platform. For more information
please go to

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