Aviva is one of the largest providers of corporate pensions in the UK. We have the innovation, performance, service and, critically, the desire to help workers defy the uncertainty that surrounds retirement planning.We are committed to the workplace benefits market and continue to significantly invest in our platforms through a controlled and considered range of ongoing enhancements. This ensures we exceed the expectations of our customers and distribution partners, now and in the future.Find out more about the pension products and services Aviva has to offer at www.aviva.co.uk/workplace-pensions/.
Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with over £267 bn of AUM* managed in real asset, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments in 14 countries*. Our clients can benefit not only from our significant local knowledge and experience, but also from the extensive global investment resources at our disposal. Responsibility is incorporated at all levels of our organization: understanding the factors, risks and opportunities in ESG helps us to be better investors and delivering the investment results our clients expect.The value of an investment is subject to increases and decreases. Investors may not recover the amount originally invested. *Data as of 30th September, 2021
Cushon is a fintech using its world-leading financial technology to engage savers and empower them to build a better financial future. Offering pension and savings products via an intuitive mobile app that provides a highly personalised experience and environmentally friendly investments, Cushon makes it easy for customers to manage their money and invest in a way that aligns with their personal goals and beliefs.With a solution that fully integrates with payroll and benefit platforms, Cushon's products are delivered via the workplace to reach as many savers as possible. Employers use Cushon to enhance the financial wellbeing of their workforce by providing employees with a simple and convenient way to save into pensions, ISAs and other products direct from pay. Cushon Group currently* has over 400,000 customers with £1.7bn of assets under management. Its corporate clients include 250 well known blue-chip companies including many of the FTSE 100, plus over 23,000 smaller employers across the UK. *pending FCA approval of the acquisition of Creative Pension Trust.
Just Group is a leading and established provider of retirement income products and services to individual and corporate clients. We have a strong social purpose and by providing people with guidance, products and services, we help them achieve a better later life.
The Defined Benefit Solution team have been operating since 2012. We have a dedicated and growing team of over 60 pension de-risking experts and an enviable track record of over 200 bulk annuity transactions completed.
Our focus is to deliver services that are valued by members and trustees. Our aim is to be the provider of choice for small to medium bulk annuity transactions.
At LCP, we help our clients make good decisions based on insightful analysis, industry expertise, and game-changing technology.We are a true partnership – both in our corporate structure and our relationships, and clients tell us we are an extension of their team. We focus our efforts on making sure that every client gets the right advice for their own unique circumstances. Because we are independent, we don’t have a stake in recommending any specific solutions, so clients can trust our advice implicitly. We believe that technology has the power to put control back into our clients’ hands, by making sure they always have the information they need in real-time to evaluate any advice. That is why we build our own tools in-house, with programmers sitting alongside our industry experts to make sure that anything we build is designed with our clients’ in mind.Further details at: www.lcp.uk.com
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides data and analytics tools that assist businesses in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational efﬁciency.We help our customers make better, timelier decisions and assist them in managing risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism, and preventing ﬁnancial crimes, and insurance and government beneﬁt scams.Harnessing the power of data, we can help those without traditional credit histories obtain access to funds, assist agencies in ﬁnding uncollected revenue, and help law enforcement to solve crimes.By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, insurance rates more accurate, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efﬁcient.
Pendragon provides Perspective, the innovative and highly acclaimed legal and regulatory information service for the UK pensions industry. Organisations across the whole spectrum of pensions - funds, advisers, regulators and trustees - have come to rely on Perspective.
Perspective’s content is updated several times a day and includes Acts, SIs, regulatory materials (PPF, The Pensions Regulator, HMRC etc), EU documents, law reports, Ombudsman determinations, news, parliamentary coverage, commentary, reports, statistics and surveys.
Perspective’s functionality is unrivalled. Key features include cross-referencing between documents, our 'time-travel' facility (allows users to view a document as it appeared at any date in the past or future) and searching. Users are made aware of developments within the industry through document and news alerts.
Procentia is a global pension software specialist with offices in the UK and US and sales representation across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In partnership with its customers, Procentia develops the most technically advanced web-based pension systems available in the market, providing all the functionality a modern pensions administration department could ever want in a single, reliable, cost-effective package. Procentia’s reputation is built on technical excellence and innovation. With over 90 staff all dedicated to the development and implementation of our pension software suite, Procentia places customer service as an uppermost business priority. To learn more, visit www.Procentia.com
PSGS are leaders in professional trusteeship, pension governance and trustee executive services. We work with DB and DC schemes, helping trustees and sponsors ensure effective governance and compliance and manage advisers and risk to attain long-term goals.Our full services include:• trusteeship for pensions & healthcare trusts• scheme secretarial & trustee executive services• sole trusteeship• adviser reviews • master trust & fiduciary manager selection • governance consulting & technology including single code solutions • interim pensions and project support• group life master trusts• outsourced pensions management• board effectiveness reviews & trustee training• workplace DC scheme governance• member engagement & pension communications
Schroders Capital provides investors with access to a broad range of private asset investment opportunities, portfolio building blocks and customised private asset strategies. Schroders Capital’s 257 investment professionals manage $65 billion of client assets across 19 offices worldwide. We offer a diversified range of investment strategies, including real estate, private equity, secondaries, venture capital, infrastructure, securitised products and asset-based finance, insurance-linked securities and impact investing. Our culture is characterised by performance, collaboration, innovation, and integrity, and we value diversity and inclusion. As the private assets division of Schroders, we build on an established heritage, going back over 200 years, a long-term orientation and an adherence to strong values.
SEI is a leading provider of investment services to defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. We work with approximately 480 institutions worldwide. Our fiduciary management and master trust solutions are designed to give trustees greater control over the strategic development of their scheme whilst improving outcomes for pension members. In 2021, we acquired SEI Novus to strengthen our enhanced CIO (ECIO) platform. This platform provides internal investment teams with portfolio intelligence data, comprehensive investment processing, shadow accounting, and data and workflow management.
For more information, visit: seic.com/institutionaluk.
At Standard Life we care about our customers and their futures. Our ambition is to help people secure a life of possibilities.The Standard Life brand has been trusted to care for people’s savings and retirement needs for nearly 200 years. As part of Phoenix Group, we offer support, guidance and solutions to help millions of people on their journey to and through retirement. We provide a wide range of savings and retirement products for individuals and employers, whether starting your life savings with a workplace or personal pension scheme, or looking to plan your retirement income using individual annuities or innovative solutions such as equity release mortgages. We also offer Defined Benefit solutions for occupational pension schemes, to help trustees and companies protect scheme member benefits. We’re integrating sustainability into everything we do, so you can continue to rely on us. Not just today, but for years to come.
With over 30 years of tracing excellence, established in 1988, Target Professional Services is an industry leader in corporate and personal trace solutions for pension schemes and financial services.
Our innovative services help reduce the liability of inaccurate records, help save time, and are always cost-effective. Whether you are an international corporation or a small administrator, we work with each client to develop a project that suits your needs. Target offers an encrypted service as standard. Target is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials Plus accredited company.
WEALTH at work is a leading financial wellbeing and retirement specialist - helping those in the workplace to improve their financial future.
Established in 2005, we work with hundreds of organisations across both the private and public sector by offering financial education, guidance and regulated financial advice.
Our financial education and guidance services are delivered on a bespoke basis and can be specifically designed to help the entire workforce make informed decisions about their finances to support their financial wellbeing, covering everything from debt and money management through to optimising employer sponsored benefits and retirement income options.
Our world is changing. Uncertainty has become the new constant in a world that is increasingly volatile. With this change comes a pressing need for investors to make important decisions more often. Some will be easy, others difficult. There’ll be some that may seem small, but all have the potential to have a profound impact.
At Aon, we partner with our clients to help shape investment decisions for the better.We are not tied to a traditional way of doing things. That is why we can best prepare our clients to manage the challenges of the volatile world in which we now live. We give our clients the clarity and confidence to make better decisions that protect and grow their investment portfolios. To learn more, visit aon.com/investment
Barnett Waddingham is proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. We’re a team of over 1,300 people, each delivering on our values and our promise to ensure the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality. Everything we stand for at Barnett Waddingham is embedded in our promise – to do the right thing. We’ve applied this meaningful principle across all aspects of our business with continued success. Our continued and long-term commitment to delivering value is our promise to all our people and clients. We offer a full range of services to trustees, providing tailored pragmatic and proactive advice and support in all aspects of pension scheme management, administration, funding and investment strategy.
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate
Clara-Pensions is the member-first consolidator for defined benefit pension schemes. It acts as a bridge for pension scheme members, from the company that currently supports their pension to a long-term insured future. Clara is the only commercial consolidator to have successfully completed The Pensions Regulator’s assessment process.Clara provides a safer pension promise with a managed journey to an insured buyout, giving members the security of a fully insured pension earlier. Only once all members have their full benefits secured will Clara provide a long-term return on capital for investors.
Equiniti works with the UK’s public and private sector pension schemes and the Wealth, Life and Pensions sector to manage complex administration and payments.Our solution-based approach provides an interactive experience through the lifetime of employees and scheme members and enables our clients to free up resources to focus on their core business. We are a technology and administration specialist – we provide the technology needed by pension schemes to operate themselves. We use that same technology to deliver outstanding service outcomes to our administration clients.
The PMI is the professional body which supports and develops the experts who run UK pension schemes. It has the broadest skills base of pensions professionals and trustees in the UK, with some 6,500 members dedicated to establishing, maintaining and advancing the highest levels of pensions knowledge. PMI members are responsible for managing and advising some of the largest institutions in the world and taking key decisions on substantial financial matters. With some £1 trillion invested in UK pensions, PMI members have a vital role to play in shaping the nation’s financial future. With almost 40 years of successful operation behind it, the PMI is an organisation at the cutting edge of pensions.
For full details of PMI’s qualifications, membership grades and ongoing support services visit www.pensions-pmi.org.uk
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has been created to provide an independent infrastructure which will set, develop, guide and assess administration standards.PASA will act as a focal point and engage with industry and government to create protocols for understanding good administration - but also appreciates there is no one size that fits all. PASA will develop evidential accreditation practices which will allow benchmarking across and between the industry regardless of how the administration is being delivered. As well as raising the profile of pension administration generally, PASA will focus on three core activities.1. Defining good standards of pensions administration relevant to all providers, whether in-house, third party or insurers2. Publishing guidance to support those standards3. Being an independent accreditation body, assessing the achievement of good standards by schemes (regardless of provider)There is no organisation providing such services across schemes, yet there is a demand for evidence of service quality from scheme trustees, sponsors, administrators, insurers, scheme members and regulators