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DC Pensions & Master Trust Insights

Read our latest thinking and commentary on topical issues facing DC schemes and master trusts:

Aon’s Master Trust Market Update, April 2021 – A brief summary of UK DC market activity, master trust solutions and developments.

How do you measure up? Aon’s 2020 DC Pensions Survey – In this report, we explore how DC schemes in the UK measure up across key areas, including strategy, scheme design, contribution levels, investment approaches and member engagement. The report findings are also discussed in the accompanying Made to Measure series of podcasts.

Pensions need to be part of the financial wellbeing picture –technology can help – Too often, workplace pension schemes are separate from other savings and distanced from employees’ broader financial planning. Tony Pugh explores the role for apps such as Aon’s Well One Money, which is now available to employees who save into The Aon MasterTrust.

Technology: The key to bringing pensions and financial wellbeing closer together – Tony Pugh discusses how technology can help incorporate pensions to employees’ broader financial lives and help them to take control of their retirement savings.

Why responsible investment could be the pensions engagement message members need – Even before the pandemic, the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in pension scheme investment was gaining ground. Joanna Sharples explores the interplay between ESG and member engagement.

A matter of balance – Tony Pugh explores how to get the right balance of DC pensions quality and time commitment – and, the role for master trusts to address these challenges.

Podcast - Made to measure -- DC Investments and charges – (25 minutes)

Master trust consolidation – implications for employers and members – Tony Pugh, Aon’s head of DC solutions, discusses the expected increase in master trust consolidation and the potential implications.

Global challenges and solutions for DC pensions and financial wellbeing – Drawing on the findings of Aon’s DC Pension and Financial Wellbeing Global Employee Survey, Tony Pugh reflects on the shared global challenges affecting DC pension scheme provision.

Important questions when choosing a master trust – Aon’s Tony Britton explores key questions on master trust communications, investment strategy and financial wellbeing.

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