Providing greater clarity and focus for your pension strategy

Guiding you through your scheme's journey

Illuminate is our specialist tool designed to guide trustees and sponsors through the financial management of their pension scheme.

Combining clear, interactive displays with robust risk analysis, Illuminate can help you design an integrated strategy to meet your needs. You can see key information about your pension scheme instantly and monitor how your strategy is developing over time. Illuminate is dynamic so you can continually refine your strategy in light of market developments.

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Developing an integrated strategy


Develop a funding plan that takes account of covenant strength and investment strategy


Design an endgame journey plan suitable for your pension scheme and your employer


See how member options and liability management exercises can accelerate your journey


Understand how much risk you are taking and optimise your strategy

A bespoke approach to monitoring your pension scheme’s journey


Customise your monitoring dashboard to your scheme’s circumstances


Check whether you are on-target to reach your planned objectives


Monitor the funding, investment and covenant parts of your strategy


Receive notifications and alerts to keep you up to date with important events.

"Illuminate is outstanding and undoubtedly the best interactive funding and investment modelling tool I have seen. It allows trustees to understand and explore the complex relationships needed for effective and robust decision making."
Robin Diamonte Chief Investment Officer, Advisory Commitee Member, UTC, The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

An innovative approach

Illuminate is at the heart of the advice we provide to our clients.

We use it to formulate and present our advice – whether it be on scheme funding, endgame strategy, investment or liability management. This joined-up approach allows us to see the big picture.

Illuminate is also highly flexible. It allows our consultants to provide advice which is clear, relevant and tailored for each client. We believe this is much more valuable than an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution.

Where is your pension scheme heading?

Tailored precisely to your pension scheme, Illuminate helps you to see things more clearly – using real time data to give you an instant overview of your scheme and the key risks.

Using Illuminate we can help trustees and sponsors make informed decisions on their pension scheme strategy. Applying our DB Navigator framework, our experts can help you analyse all of the risks facing your pension scheme, and implement effective funding and investment strategies designed to help you reach your endgame. Illuminate can then be used to track your progress over time and refine your strategy, as necessary. View our short video to find out more about Illuminate and how it can help you.

Illuminate – Global View provides:

As a pension, finance or risk professional with responsibility for defined benefit pension arrangements keeping a handle on the overall funding level can be a chore.

Many of your advisers will provide you with access to funding level tracking software for the plan they advise, but getting a real-time view across multiple plans or regions can be time consuming.

Our software, Illuminate – Global View, solves this challenge by providing a tracking single portal for all your defined benefit pension plans both in the UK and overseas.  

Mapping the course of
your DB pension scheme

A clear and simple decision-making framework is needed to ensure you identify the direction that’s right for you and keep you on a steadily moving course to achieve the desired outcome for your scheme. Barnett Waddingham introduces DB Navigator® – our holistic Actuarial, Investment and Administration approach that gives you the knowledge, structure and tools to optimise your strategy for tackling the journey towards your DB endgame.

Find out more about DB Navigator