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Barnett Waddingham
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We believe defined contribution (DC) is a simple formula based on timeframe, how much is contributed together with the net investment performance, and how to shape and access the benefit for the best possible member outcome.

Barnett Waddingham Defined Contribution DC

This is overlaid on the workforce based on their age and has three key components:

  • growth (building the pot of money)
  • shaping (helping members make decisions as they get closer to retirement)
  • access (using the pot of money)

In order to achieve both corporate objectives and member empowerment our governance and engagement solution segments the workforce to specifically target these three areas and aligns appropriate investment design to these stages.

DC Consultancy services

Our client portfolio currently exists of 200+ DC schemes across Trust, Master Trust and Contract ranging in size.  

Our DC consultancy services are at the heart of our proposition but we look wider than this, allowing employers to offer a more holistic approach to employees for saving for later life.

Governance

The framework to deliver better member outcomes.

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Investment

Appropriate investment structures for good member outcomes.

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Engagement

Successful engagement strategy to empower members.

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Consultancy

Helping to benchmark current arrangements for the future.

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GEM

Our governance, engagement and monitoring pension analytical tool.

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VFM

Objectively justifying where value is added in DC schemes.

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Other services include day-to-day operational support, scheme governance, investment, member engagement, and consultancy advice (on matters such as legislation and investment strategy).

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Picture for Member engagement – making it matter
    Member engagement – making it matter

    Informed members make informed decisions - but effective engagement doesn’t just happen, it needs a well-defined strategy with clear understanding of where schemes and members are now, where they want to be, and the tools to help them get there.

  • Picture for Decoding pension scheme benefit design
    Decoding pension scheme benefit design

    Most private sector pensions accrual in the UK is now on a DC basis. When legislators think about DB, it is only to worry about protecting past service benefits; never to wonder about whether the framework for future benefits is fit for purpose.

  • Picture for The missing 'why' in trustee communication
    The missing 'why' in trustee communication

    Communications will end up unread in the bin unless they remember what they’re for and provide relevant information targeted to the intended audience, explains Damian Stancombe.

  • PerioDiC - May 2018

    Our Spring PerioDiC newsletter summarises the trustee, company, and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

  • PerioDiC - Occupational DC Schemes

    Whether you are a trustee running an occupational scheme, a company offering a master trust scheme or a contract-based scheme, these newsletters help to keep you up to date with elements relevant to your DC arrangement.

  • PerioDiC - November 2017

    In our PerioDiC newsletter, we summarise the trustee, company, and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

  • Sep 12 2018
    DC Conference

    This year’s DC conference will be all about trading places. We'll help you put yourself in your members' shoes - enabling you to make better decisions for your scheme. Join us for a full day of interesting discussion and informative case studies.

    Location: The Soho Hotel, London

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