Willis Group subsidiary Willis Risk Services (Ireland) (Willis Ireland) has acquired Attain Consulting and its units’ Trustee Principles, as part of its ongoing commitment to expand its domestic employee benefits business.

As a part of this acquisition, the combined operation of the Attain Consulting and Trustee Principles in Ireland will have an employee benefits staff of 70 with actuarial teams to provide a full suite of trustee services.

The team also provides actuarial and legal expertise and will be well positioned to expand the existing trustee client base.
Terms under the deal are undisclosed.

Attain director Maurice Whyms said that the combined business allows access to global resources from range of services for the clients and also benefiting from personalised service and local expertise.

Willis Ireland CEO Brian Curtis said: "The addition of such a senior team will not only further strengthen our existing expertise at Willis, but will also enhance our service offering to existing and future clients."

"This acquisition takes place at a time of unprecedented change in the Irish pensions’ landscape," Curtis.

Established in 2008, Attain Consulting offers its clients with traditional pension consulting, pension scheme review consulting, industrial relations management, and HR conflict management.