Defined Benefit solutions

Navigating you towards your endgame

Defined Benefit Expertise

As defined benefit pension schemes mature and funding levels improve, there is a sharper focus on investing for the endgame, be that an insurance company buyout, self-sufficiency, or transfer to some form of consolidation vehicle.

Our Approach

We work with a wide range of pension schemes of all sizes, regardless of where they are on their journey and regardless of their ultimate endgame destination. We recognise that all pension schemes are different and we therefore partner with our clients and their advisers to understand their ultimate objectives and deliver solutions to meet each client’s unique circumstances.

As pension schemes progress through their de-risking journey, the investment focus shifts towards minimising risk and increasing certainty of outcome. A very specific skillset is required to build and implement appropriate investment portfolios to help pension schemes navigate towards their endgame.

We offer expertise across fixed income, alternative sources of contractual income and liability driven investment. Our insurance heritage, extensive investment capabilities, and ESG approach makes us uniquely placed to work in partnership with pension schemes to help them achieve their goals.

UK Pensions Awards 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Cashflow Driven Investment Manager of the Year for the 2020 UK Pensions Awards.

Buy & Maintain Credit with a strong track record of avoiding downgrades and defaults

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Alternative sources of contractual income to access illiquidity premia and diversify risk exposures


ESG embedded across investment capabilities to generate long-term outcomes

LDI and derivatives expertise for hedging residual risks including interest rates, inflation and currency risks


Genuine partnership working with a manager who helps you understand your options and who will implement the optimal solution for you

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Insurance heritage and a track record of delivering holistic pensions solutions through connected teams

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Contact us

Mark Foster

Mark Foster FFA

Global Head of Pension Solutions

Douglas Hogg

Douglas Hogg

Senior Solutions Director - Pensions

Keith McInally

Keith McInally

Senior Solutions Director - Pensions

Timea Varga

Timea Varga

Senior Solutions Specialist - Pensions

Ken Tooze

Ken Tooze

UK Distribution Director - Institutional

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