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Best DC pension default investments

Thompsons (UK)
Working Life Annuity Target Strategy (B)
(Entered by Barclays Corporate and Employer Solutions)

This award recognises employers that have made a concerted effort to offer an effective default investment strategy for their defined contribution (DC) pension scheme that is appropriate for their workforce. The judges were impressed with how Thompsons UK underpinned its strategy with behavioural finance research to better match employees’ expectations with their retirement outcomes. Its approach resulted in improved employee engagement with investment options, enabling pension scheme members to select options better aligned to their personal circumstances.

The judges said: “It made good use of behavioural finance techniques. It really understood its employees and focused on individual needs.”

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