Our independent vantage point ensures that our clients benefit from a whole of market, unbiased view. We make a genuine effort to understand our clients’ needs and offer access to deep in-house Master Trust provider knowledge and insights from our specialist research team. Other benefits of working with us include our proven experience in transitioning assets and access to the range of engagement solutions we offer after a scheme has transitioned to Master Trust.
Why Master Trust?
A Master Trust can offer a lower cost arrangement with the benefits of a well governed, outsourced packaged solution with everything in the one place. This approach can provide significant overall cost savings and brings with it time and cost efficiencies as a consequence of outsourcing to one supplier.
Economies of scale and competition in the market have driven prices down and there’s been significant proposition development, particularly around the member journey and experience, which leads to a full and rich experience for members to and through retirement. Additionally, Master Trust can often represent the most efficient method of transferring assets across from an occupational pension scheme.
It’s clear that the benefits of Master Trusts will help them continue to grow in popularity with employers, however care is needed. Low barriers to entry have led to an explosion in this highly competitive market, and with increased regulation, and the risks of investment transition, it’s never been more important to seek advice when considering a move to Master Trust.
We take clients trough the following five key steps to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Master Trust.
Nobody would argue with the fact that the rise in the use of Master Trusts over the past 5 years has been significant. We’ve watched them shift from being a relatively niche option serving the needs of smaller employers, to today where they are increasingly seen as the DC vehicle of choice. Our report will help you understand Master Trusts better.
Following on from the first edition of our Master Trust Insights report last year, we wanted to again compare the investment performance across the biggest providers’ default funds. Recognising that there are distinct phases of a retirement savings journey which require a different investment approach, our latest review compares performance at each of these phases.