Author: Tina Oversby

Our 2022 DC Master Trust Report

Each year we take a close up look at the commercial DC master trust market – that’s master trusts that are open to all employers. 19 commercial master trusts took part in our research, sharing their experiences around: Supporting small schemes and Value For Members (VFM) assessments Member technology and the Pensions Dashboards Programme Developing…
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IORP II in Ireland: Are master trusts the solution?

It’s sometimes easy to forget that our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland) remain a member state of the European Union. As such, certain types of EU legislation apply to Ireland. And whilst we in the UK have not had to worry about the latest Pensions Directive (IORP II), it looks likely to bring…
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Are you “Value for Members” ready?

Value for members assessments are here Deadlines are fast approaching for DC Schemes under £100m to publish their Value for Members (VfM) assessments. New regulations effective from late 2021 introduced this requirement (see the guidance here). Value for members = costs, charges and investment returns Those of us involved in the pensions industry have an…
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DC Master Trusts: overcoming barriers to consolidation

The Government is pushing for consolidation of small DC Schemes (those with assets under £100m) into master trusts. But why are some small schemes holding back and what can be done to address this? The February issue of the PMI’s Pensions Aspects Magazine features an article on this subject by Tina Oversby. Findings are based…
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DC Master Trust League Table

DC Master Trust League Table – February 2022 The Go Pensions 2022 DC Master Trust league table shows some exciting trends. Our survey covers 21 Master Trusts incorporating some 23.1 million members, across 1.1 million employer schemes. This represents around a 10% increase in employer schemes since our previous league table published just 6 months…
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Go Pensions 2021 DC Master Trust Survey

The results from our latest annual DC master trust survey are now available. This year we were interested in hearing how master trusts are preparing for expected small scheme consolidation, what priorities they see from clients and prospects and more! Hear from Tina Oversby about the findings in the short video below. Our DC master…
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Bigger is better! DC schemes under pressure to consolidate

With the Government set on consolidation, it looks like it is only a matter of time before requirements are strengthened even further. Particularly, if too many DC schemes are seen to pass the VFM test.

DC Master Trust League Table

Below is the latest DC master trust league table showing who’s who in the market. These metrics represent the most recent data made available to us by the providers. * Updated metrics were not available from these master trusts at the time of publication. The figures shown are the same metrics as previously published. The…
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How to know whether those involved in the operation of your pension scheme are operating with independence

This article looks at the areas to consider to gain comfort that there is an appropriate level of independence in the operation of your pension scheme. Although primarily focussed on the approach when carrying out a review of your service providers, the principles can be applied more broadly. Independence: defined as ‘the complete freedom of…
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ESG – Does your pension support your corporate values?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) was certainly a buzz phrase during 2020. With more focus than ever it is something that pension scheme trustees and sponsors cannot ignore. But what does ESG mean when it comes to pensions? And how can you ensure that your pension aligns to your corporate values? Navigating ESG and your…
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