Bringing clarity to the complexity of DC pensions

We work with employers to find the best possible solution to improve the certainty of outcomes for members in retirement ultimately strengthening recruitment and retention.

As an employer, you will receive:

  • Unconflicted advice, free from product
  • Dedicated, tailored DC consulting matched to your needs
  • Insight led, real-time, workforce analytics driving informed decisions

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We work with trustees to provide clarity and focus, with member analytics at the heart of what we do, aiming to secure optimal member outcomes. Adding value in an ever-changing DC landscape.

As a trustee, you can benefit from our:

  • High quality DC governance and investment consultancy services
  • Expertise in all elements of DC scheme design and transitional work
  • Innovative approaches to at retirement options

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We work with providers, delivering comprehensive and reliable market insights into the true needs and challenges of the DC market to improve their proposition design.

As a provider, our support to you includes:

  • Independent scrutiny, market insights and proposition design
  • Outcome driven and commercially viable investment solutions
  • Advice on communicating the proposition

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Optimising retirement outcomes


Clear insight

Gain clear and immediate insight on the genuine needs and challenges of the DC market through our accessible technology and knowledgeable team of experts.

Tailored solutions

Access your data in as much depth as you need – from detailed analyses with input from our experts, to quick-view reports that enable efficient decision-making.

True independence

Unlock valuable, comprehensive member benefits through our independent advice – free of any conflicts and focused on delivering the right choices.

Our accessible technology

GEM, our unique Governance, Engagement and Monitoring tool, brings clarity to the complexities of your DC scheme.

Through intuitive, self-service analytics, you can access real-time data and accurate forecasting, allowing you to clearly visualise outcomes and make confident decisions that will benefit members.

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DC scheme design and governance

We can support by analysing existing DC arrangement design features and provide consultancy and ongoing governance support tailored to your needs and circumstances.

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DC provider research and selection

We undertake robust, whole of market research, assessing DC providers’ capabilities in all the main areas relevant to workplace provision to support ongoing assessment and provider selection projects.

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DC investment

Discover investment tools and frameworks that make it easy for members to follow a simple process, resulting in a tailored, sophisticated investment strategy that suits the needs of all.

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DC communication

Inspire members to make the right choices with their pension and benefits by implementing clear and powerful messages. We help in developing your communication strategy and overseeing its delivery.

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Value for Money assessments

To ensure a regular governance update on the suitability of your DC arrangements, we provide both an absolute Value for Money assessment, considering your scheme on its own merits and on a relative basis against other options in the market.

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Tailored checks and audits

We can support with periodic strategic checks or more detailed audits of your DC pension arrangements to ensure they remain compliant.

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Our independence allows us to objectively review the whole DC pension market, so you can be assured our advice is conflict-free and that we recommend the most appropriate solutions tailored to your circumstances and those of your members.


Working collaboratively within the firm and with our clients is at the very heart of what we do. We work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances and to help deliver your specific DC pension objectives.

Our DC pension insights

DC knowledge hub

Explore the latest research, news and views from our pensions experts

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Client stories

See the latest case studies on how we helped others to optimise their DC schemes 

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"The comprehensive, supportive and proactive approach that Barnett Waddingham applied to the management of our extensive project has been commendable. From careful preparation of communications for our members, implementation of a new pension solution, managing administrative complexities with ease and ensuring numerous parties involved kept on track, BW provided an outstanding solution."

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