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Aon Defined Contribution Scheme Survey 2017 - Navigating the Future

Trustees and Defined Contribution pensions scheme managers have a duty to help deliver the best outcomes for members. So this year we focused our Defined Contribution survey on their concerns, their obstacles, and how they can best approach the future.

This DC pensions research has explored the roles and responsibilities of trustees and scheme managers, their relationships with members and how future developments will influence their planning. The main challenges they face relate to dealing with increasing regulation, designing appropriate defaults, engaging members and empowering them to stay the course and maximise their contributions. By identifying areas for improvement, upcoming changes and opportunities, we can help trustees and scheme managers navigate the best way forward.

Read our survey findings

You can download the survey summary here.

 

Part one - Setting the direction

Episode Description

In this episode, we talk to Sophia Singleton and Linda Whitney about the DC pensions research which has explored the roles and responsibilities of trustees and scheme managers, their relationships with members and how future developments will influence their planning. The main challenges they face relate to dealing with increasing regulation, designing appropriate defaults, engaging members and empowering them to stay the course and maximise their contributions. By identifying areas for improvement, upcoming changes and opportunities, we can help trustees and scheme managers navigate the best way forward.

Download chapter one here.

Part two - Plotting the course for contributions

Episode Description

In episode 2 of the Aon Hewitt Pensions Podcast we talk with John Foster and Steven Leigh about survey respondents views towards automatic enrolment, contribution rate rises. Just how prepared are companies and Pensions funds for these changes. What do these changes mean for members?

Download chapter two here.

Part three - Getting Members onboard

Episode Description

In this episode, John Foster and Karina Klimaszewski discuss survey respondents concerns around member engagement and how to address some of these challenges, engaging members and empowering them to stay the course and maximise their contributions. Find out what Defined Contribution pension schemes representing over 1.7 million members had to say in the Navigating the future of DC pension scheme survey.

Download chapter three here.

Part four - Powering the Investment Engine

Episode Description

In this episode, we talk to Sophia Singleton and Christopher Inman about the investment experience for members. What is the investment engine and why it is so important? Trustees and Defined Contribution pensions scheme managers have a duty to help deliver the best outcomes for members, so this year we focused our Defined Contribution Schemes Survey on their concerns, obstacles, and how they can best approach the future. We look at what survey respondents told us about Defined Contribution investments and how they are shaping pension schemes for the future.

Download chapter four here.

Part five - Overcoming Headwinds

Episode Description

In Episode five of the Aon Hewitt Pensions Podcast Lynda Whitney and Sophia Singleton share the key points from the DC survey, and examine whether technology will help deliver better outcomes for both members and pension funds. Finally, Sophia and Linda share with us some of the surprises they have found within the report.

Download chapter four here.

DC Scheme Survey - Full Report

Download the full report here.

 

Listen to our podcast series

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Part five

 

View our video

 

Demographics of the survey participants

Download chapter one here.

 

Please email talktous@aon.com to pre-register for your copy of the DC Survey 2017 as soon as it is released.

 

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