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.
In the latest edition of our Master Trust Insights, we assess the impact of Master Trust default fund performance on member outcomes. And more importantly, what this means for members.
In this short interview, Shabna Islam is joined by Guy Sargeant from Girls Day School Trust who share his insights on moving to a DC Master Trust.
2021 WSB - Pension consultant of the year
2020 Pensions Expert - Employee Benefits consultant of the year
2019 Professional Pensions - UK DC consultancy of the year
2019 Scottish Financial Technology Awards - Product innovation
2018 Pensions Insight - DC consultancy of the year