Buck Bond Group

About Buck

About Buck

Securing futures. Together.

About us
As the first actuarial consulting firm in the U.S., our 100+ years of experience in retirement plan strategies is unmatched. Since our founding, we’ve evolved to serve organizations and trustees across the health, wealth, and career spectrum. And as a testament to our commitment and to the quality of our work, we’re proud to still serve our very first client today.

Our purpose
Developing a culture of wellbeing keeps employees motivated, engaged, and energized, and creates a high-performing culture that drives individual and organizational growth. So, we focus on helping our clients deliver fiscally sound benefits programs that meet the total wellbeing needs of their employees, members, retirees, and families. It makes good business sense to help your employees be their physical, financial, and professional best, too. Because when people thrive, organizations soar.

What sets us apart
We know how important it is for a solution to solve a problem, not just band-aid it. That’s why we identify a right-fit solution for your organization rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. So, when you partner with Buck, you’re partnering with a dedicated and trusted team working alongside you to help secure the futures of your employees and members.

One of the ways we achieve this is through our consultative, high-touch approach, which means you always have access to our experienced team and our C-suite is only a phone call away. This leads to quick decisions, best-in-class service, and on-time deliverables.

When you look across our client roster, you’ll see we’re:

  • Big enough to advise some of the world’s largest public, private, and governmental organizations
  • Versatile enough to offer the same outstanding service and top-notch consultants and administrators to trustees, plan sponsors, small and mid-size businesses, and public sector organizations
  • Nimble enough to offer a boutique-like experience, where our clients are always our top priority

Of course, we know it’s not just about having the right programs in place. It’s critical for your employees and members to understand your ongoing investment in them both personally and professionally – not just once a year, but throughout the year. That’s why our award-winning engagement strategies are integrated across deliverables, keeping your employees motivated to deliver on the commitments you’ve made to your clients and strengthening their connection to your organization.

And with a data-driven and tech-first mindset, we introduce new ways to empower your people, ensuring they have access to personalized information at the right time and engaging them in decisions to improve how they work and live and, ultimately, drive organizational performance.

Recent industry recognition

  • 2022 Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards
  • 2022 WSB Initiative of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards
  • 2022 APEX Award of Distinction in the “Campaigns, Programs & Plans – Employee & Benefit Communications” category
  • 2022 APEX Grand Award in the “Websites” category
  • 2022 Communicator Award of Distinction for design and print from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts
  • 2022 Gold Quill Awards of Merit for strategic employee communications from the International Association of
    Business Communicators
  • 2022 Platinum winner for Creativity (Web Design) from AVA Digital Awards
  • 2022 Gold Quill Award for Communication for the Web from the International Association of Business Communicators
  • 2022 Pensions Consultancy of the Year at the Pensions Age Awards
  • 2021 Third-Party Administrator of the Year in the Professional Pensions U.K. Pensions Awards
  • 2021 APEX Awards winner for Publication Excellence
  • 2021 Gold Quill Awards winner for excellence in publications and writing from the International Association of
    Business Communicators
  • 2021 Rising Star in the Profession for Excellence in Human Resources by Consulting Magazine
  • 2021 Authentic Human Award in inaugural b Authentic awards series
  • 2021 Thought Leadership Award winner at the Pensions Age Awards
  • 2021 Rising Star by Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser
  • 2021 Best Financial Wellbeing Strategy (Hogan Lovells) highly commended at the Employee Benefits Awards
  • 2020 Gold Quill Awards winner for excellence in publications and writing from the International Association of
    Business Communicators
  • 2020 Governance Adviser of the Year in Pensions Expert’s Pension and Investment Provider Awards (PIPAs)
  • 2020 Best Mental Health Strategy (Ipsos MORI) at the Employee Benefits Awards
  • 2020 Best DC Pensions Strategy (Ipsos MORI) at the Employee Benefits Awards
  • 2020 Grand Prix Award (Ipsos MORI) at the Employee Benefits Awards
  • 2020 Best Pension Adviser highly commended at the Corporate Adviser Awards

Culture of inclusion
At Buck, we’ve created an environment that actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our business. Click here to read our global DEI statement.

Notable milestones

  • 2023: Buck acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • 2021: Buck acquires Caburn Hope.
  • 2020: Buck acquires Concert Consulting.
  • 2018: Buck again becomes privately held and independently operated, reclaiming the Buck name in a bold fashion.
  • 1997: Buck purchased by Mellon Bank. Through a series of corporate transactions and name changes over the next two decades, clients continued to refer to the firm as “Buck.”
  • 1970: Buck Consultants becomes a closely held, employee-owned corporation.
  • 1916: Buck Consultants founded in New York City by George B. Buck.