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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).

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    Head of Workplace Health and Wealth at Barnett Waddingham, Damian Stancombe, explains how you can help your employees learn, play and plan for their retirement by using Me2; a digital member engagement portal with a difference.

  • Picture for Royal Mail: Sparking a CDC revolution?
    Royal Mail: Sparking a CDC revolution?

    CDC promises a shared-risk approach to retirement benefit provisionwith advantages for employers and members. Danny Wilding, Partner, asks: could this result in a flow of employers entering into the risk-sharing arena?

  • PerioDiC - October 2018

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

  • 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.

  • Dec 19 2018
    DC infrastructure: the Mitchells & Butlers case study

    We examine the pension scheme journey of Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK. Both company and trustees worked together to deliver a market-leading DC scheme with better outcomes for members at its core.

    Location: http://bit.ly/DCinfrastructure

  • Nov 30 2018
    In your members’ shoes: the corporate overview

    At our DC Conference, we helped delegates understand the experiences, challenges and thought processes of their members to enable them to make better decisions for their scheme – truly putting themselves in their members’ shoes.

    Location: http://bit.ly/inyourmembersshoes

  • Apr 19 2016
    Webinar - Workplace pensions in the new tax year - how will you be affected?

    The Budget 2016 might not have seen the widespread changes to the pension taxation system that many had been anticipating – however, there are still key pension considerations to be aware of in the new tax year.

    Location: Webinar

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