Towers Watson and Trianon to form strategic alliance

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Greater resources, enhanced service offering, stronger market position

ZURICH, LONDON, Wednesday 9 July 2014 – Towers Watson will collaborate with Trianon, a leading Swiss provider for HR outsourcing services, in the areas of pension fund consulting and administration in Switzerland. Through this strategic alliance, both firms will be in a position to provide their clients a more comprehensive range of services and will strengthen their positions in the Swiss market.

Towers Watson provides comprehensive benefits solutions - including design, financial management and implementation – for companies and pension funds in Switzerland. As a part of the alliance agreement Trianon will offer its existing clients Towers Watson’s broad capabilities in retirement consulting and associated services. In addition, Trianon will offer Towers Watson’s clients its own HR and pension fund administration solutions.

According to the two firms the alliance addresses the changing market environment in Switzerland where there are a declining number of autonomous pension funds and an increase in the importance of collective foundations, including master trusts.

“This strategic alliance with Trianon enables us to provide our clients with an enhanced service spectrum,” explains John Anthony, Managing Director, Towers Watson Switzerland. “Our aim is to provide our clients in Switzerland with a high level of service that is suited to their individual needs. In choosing Trianon, we have found a partner which shares the same focus on service quality and continuous innovation,” he continues.

“The strategic alliance with Towers Watson allows us to offer a full range of pension fund consulting services from one source, ranging from conception to realisation through long-term daily administration of pension benefits,” says Isabelle Amschwand, Chief Executive Officer at Trianon. “As a result of our services, clients will be freed from administration tasks and can dedicate more time to strategic issues – this is the guiding principle in all our service areas,” stresses Amschwand.

About Towers Watson

Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson has more than 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at www.towerswatson.com. In Switzerland, Towers Watson has offices in Zurich and Lausanne.

About Trianon

Trianon is the leading Swiss (company for business process outsourcing in the area of Human Resources administration of pension fund and payroll as well as personal insurances & absence management) and offers companies unique and innovative services to relieve customers of administrative tasks allowing them to focus on their core business. The privately owned company with roots in Western Switzerland has over 110 employees and offices in Zurich, Lausanne and Geneva.

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