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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...

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...

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...

Master trust consolidation

Panel of Fiona Matthews, Global Head, Lifesight; Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director, The Pension Regulator; Russell Picot, LifeSight trustee board member and Andrew Cheeseman, PAN Group...

Master trust accreditation and governance

Russell Picot, LifeSight trustee member discusses LifeSight’s journey towards securing its Master Trust Assurance Framework and why it is so important. Fiona Matthews, Global Head,...

How are master trusts regulated

An overview of how master trusts are regulated from Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director, The Pension Regulator. Russell Picot, LifeSight trustee board member also discusses what...

Choosing the right master trust

Fiona Matthews, Global Head, LifeSight, discusses what is important when choosing a master trust, focusing on transferring data and member engagement. Additional input from Andrew...

Who wants to work forever?

The traditional, segmented path of education, career and retirement are now blurring and overlapping and indeed reiterating in ways we couldn’t have foreseen 20-30 years...

Parents and Pensions: Having ‘the talk’ with your children

For most children, having a discussion with their parents about savings is an abstract concept. Add pensions to the mix and there’s a good chance...

Multiple Pension Pots? What Should You Do?

The government recently asked us to imagine a future where we can view all our pension pots at the touch of a button when it...

Nearly half of Brits (42%) are more concerned about enjoying their life now than their future long term savings

Nearly half (42%) of Brits are more concerned about enjoying their life now, rather than worrying about their future long term savings according to a...

LifeSight announced as one of the first drawdown providers to gain the Retirement Quality Mark

The Retirement Quality Mark recognises excellence in drawdown and blended retirement products LONDON, 20th October 2016 – LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s DC master trust, has...

LifeSight appoints Jo Kite as new UK Managing Director

Fiona Matthews steps up to lead LifeSight globally London and Edinburgh, 30th September 2016 – Jo Kite has been appointed managing director of LifeSight UK,...

How can organisations deliver a vibrant financial culture that works in the interest of consumers?

Within the pensions industry, we are seeing a move towards increased individual responsibility for our own financial futures. With the rise of defined contribution plans...

If you need evidence that master trusts have great governance, here it is

Recently, we’ve seen a number of concerns expressed about master trusts across certain sections of the media, in particular, how they are regulated and who...

Who does what under a master trust arrangement?

For many organisations, looking to outsource their pension provision to a master trust makes good business sense. Organisations can dramatically reduce the day to day...

Considering a master trust model? An FD cribsheet

There are three key factors when considering if a master trust is right for your organisation for someone in a finance role: Cost Risk What...

The importance of having a provider that can ensure security

With the recent rise in the popularity of master trusts has come some uncertainty for employers, especially in terms of how master trusts work and...

Uplift in delayed retirement forces employers to review pensions approach

Our Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, which looked at nearly 30,000 employees in 19 countries concerning health and retirement, has highlighted some interesting findings. We found...

LifeSight recognised in European Pensions Awards nomination

With around 70 master trusts in the UK market right now, LifeSight is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Master Trust...

What did the Queen’s speech tell us about the future of pensions and master trusts?

Last month, on the 18th May, the Queen delivered her 65th speech, outlining the key policies and programmes drawn up by the British Government. The speech...

Master trusts – getting it right

Fiona Matthews reviews the benefits of master trusts for occupational pension schemes, how to choose one and the pitfalls of smaller, unsustainable providers damaging market...

How can trustees ensure they are attending to their members’ needs at retirement?

Our DC Pensions Flexibility Study, which followed schemes’ steps towards flexibility immediately after the freedoms were introduced, and again 6 months later, produced some interesting...