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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).

Unique like you

We were joined by a renowned artist at this year's Workplace Pensions Live. Barbara Moura interpreted industry concerns and experiences contributed by individuals, to produce a mural illustrating the pensions landscape in 2016. You can see how the wall came to life in our short time lapse video below.

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Picture for One bold step for DC trustees
    One bold step for DC trustees

    Damian Stancombe discusses the enormous responsibility faced by trustees of defined contribution schemes. Damian explores how research and engagement on short to medium term financial issues has got to be the starting point on that journey.

  • Picture for The pros and cons of four alternative DC investment approaches
    The pros and cons of four alternative DC investment approaches

    Trustees of DC schemes have never had more choice in the range of available investment options. Here we analyse the strength and weaknesses of four alternative approaches to passive global equities and diversified growth funds.

  • Picture for Interest rates to rise but no return to normal anytime soon
    Interest rates to rise but no return to normal anytime soon

    Speakers from BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle and Insight Investments all predict little prospect of a normalisation in interest rates over the next year at our annual conference - Matt Tickle examines the forecast in more detail in his latest blog.

  • PerioDiC - Spring 2017

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

  • Scottish rate of income tax and pension tax relief

    The Scotland Act 2012 gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set the Scottish rate of income tax. As a result, since 6 April 2016, Scottish taxpayers have been subject to lower rates of UK income tax.

  • Master Trust Schemes

    This briefing note considers workplace defined contribution (DC) pension provision delivered through master trust schemes – explaining why they are being increasingly used and how we can support companies.

  • Picture for Employers' attitudes to the changing DC pensions landscape
    Employers' attitudes to the changing DC pensions landscape

    Following the introduction of the new pension freedoms, many studies have researched how employees’ attitudes have changed in relation to retirement saving. However, no studies (until now) have asked employers how their attitudes have changed.

Wellbeing

How healthy is your workforce? Using our BWell analysis tool, we can determine what your health risks are and put a strategy in place that offers both prevention and intervention solutions - creating a proactive and efficient wellbeing strategy.

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