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Auto-enrolment contribution rate rise – a blessing or a curse?

The first workplace pensions were given to nurses in 1874 and we have come a long way since then. Schemes for civil servants, police and...

Men prioritise saving for retirement, whilst women place more importance on paying off debt

London, 3rd July 2018 – 35% of women believe they will continue to work past the age of 70 in comparison to just 29% of...

Mind the pensions gap: how to even the savings playing field

The gender pay gap has finally been getting some of the recognition it deserves. But the issues, sadly, don’t end there. James Brown’s iconic lyrics...

Retirement security increasingly important to Brits, but saving for it is not financial priority

London – 3 May 2018 – Retirement security has become a more important issue to over two thirds (67%) of UK employees over the last...

Number of Brits expecting to retire in their 70s doubles

London, 22 March 2018 – The number of employees that expect to work past the age of 70 has nearly doubled in seven years, from...

LifeSight wins Innovation category at Pensions Age Awards

London, 09 March 2018 – LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK defined contribution (DC) master trust, was named winner of this year’s Innovation award at the...

LifeSight hits £2bn of assets under management milestone

London, 05 March 2018 – LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust, has achieved market leading growth since its launch in 2015 reaching £2bn...

LifeSight shortlisted for two awards in the Pensions Age Awards 2018

We think you’ll agree that after the Christmas comedown there is no better way to ring in 2018 than with a few exciting events to...

What does 2018 have in store for master trusts?

From the much anticipated Department for Work and Pensions’ auto-enrolment review, the announcement of the authorisation regime and the two-year anniversary of pension freedoms, 2017...

Game on: the potential for gamification in asset management

Millennials, whether fair or not, do not have a great reputation. This group of people, born sometime between 1980 and 2000 are according to some...

Generation X and pensions – the forgotten generation?

You’d be forgiven for reading the headline of this blog and thinking – Generation X – sounds familiar but who are they again? Unlike their...

The active vs passive investment debate: how to offer the best value for members?

Value for members is a hot topic in the defined contribution (DC) space right now, particularly within the master trust market, where schemes must be...

Savvy millennial savers – what they need to know about pensions

Stagnating salaries, rising house prices and student debt are all part and parcel of the financial challenges facing millennials today. Add to this the fact...

Pension inertia rife across UK as over half of companies are not personalising pension communication

 London, 8 August 2017: 97% of UK companies are currently experiencing significant pension inertia within their workforce, according to a study of over 100 organisations...

LifeSight appoints Jane Platt as new Chair of the Board of Trustees

London, 26th July 2017 – The LifeSight Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Platt CBE as their new Chair. Ms Platt is...

Employee benefits of the future

The way that individuals think about long term savings in the UK has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. From the pension tax...

Helping members get the best outcomes from their post-retirement investment options for drawdown

Since the retirement flexibilities came into force in 2015, people have changed the way they use their Defined Contribution (DC) pension accounts. The number of...

How to ‘master’ a new market – learnings from the master trust sector

The successes and struggles of the master trust market, a sector predicted to have £554bn of defined contribution (DC) assets under management in the UK...

LifeSight shortlisted for European Pensions Award

As the master trust sector continues to gain momentum – with the use of master trusts by defined contribution schemes in the FTSE 350 almost...

Master Trusts emerging as the DC vehicle of choice for FTSE 350

LONDON – 5th April 2017 – The use of master trusts by defined contribution (DC) schemes in the FTSE 350 has almost doubled since 2015,...

LifeSight now listed on Pensions Regulator’s website as it achieves MAF II status

London, 17th March 2017 – LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust, today announced that it is now listed on the Pensions Regulator (tPR)...

Back to the future: modernising communications in pensions

What can the industry learn from other sectors and how can organisations ensure they are helping to guide their employees to financial security in later...

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An overview of a master trust

Fiona Matthews, Global Head, LifeSight discusses the growing master trust market, the benefits of implementing a master trust and the key questions to ask when...

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Master trust: an introduction

Fiona Matthews, Global Head, LifeSight gives an introduction into what a master trust is and the benefits during panel discussion. Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director, The...