As the Defined Contribution (DC) market has become more developed and pension scheme assets increased, the issues facing our clients have become more challenging, particularly in relation to investment. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to have a deep understanding of a far broader range of issues affecting our DC clients. We have undertaken a number of DC investment default and fund range reviews for our clients over recent months for trustee groups and governance bodies and are supported in this work by our Investment Manager and Investment Research teams which are fully focused on DC matters. Within these areas, the key asset class research teams provide their own specialist support to DC making sure that not only is research undertaken to cover the key asset classes but also to investigate new opportunities for DC investment.
Our DC Investment specialist team is fully integrated with both the Investment department and the DC Solutions group, and personnel are located across the regions providing specialist technical expertise to all our DC clients and supporting the development of new ideas. The specialist team is also involved with all of the necessary research functions to support the required market knowledge to give joined-up and rounded advice.