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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.

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Blogs

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    As the UK enters a period of significant change, Finance Directors and Pension Managers need a dynamic DB pension strategy that will be resilient in the face of changes in markets, whilst remaining cost effective over the longer term.

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    Thankfully, the days of implementing a blanket approach to benefits and communications are behind us. However, the concept of ‘flexible’ benefits has been around for years, but were they really that flexible?

  • Picture for One bold step for DC trustees
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    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.

  • What you need to know about the LISA

    The latest Individual Savings Account (ISA), the Lifetime ISA (LISA), launched on 6 April 2017 and is designed to help individuals buy their first home or save for retirement.

  • PerioDiC - the elements you need to know

    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.

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  • Nov 16 2017
    The Wellbeing 360

    How are you? It’s a question we ask on a daily basis - but how much do you really know about your workforce’s wellbeing?

    Location: The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

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    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.

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