As dedicated pension specialists we can provide a full range of services using our unrivalled experience and expertise. We are innovative, dynamic and agile enough to keep pace with all industry developments, and always tailor our services to your specific needs.

DC schemes

How can we help

Many people believe that DC is simple – in concept it is, but all too often, by accident or design, it just isn’t. In addition, the requirements, practicalities and costs of running DC schemes today often do not match those expected when many they were set up. We can help you review all aspects of your DC scheme to ensure smooth and efficient running.

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DC Schemes
DB schemes

How can we help

One of Isinglass’ key distinguishing features is that we have real hands-on experience gained from directly managing large DB schemes and we’re proud to have worked with some of the largest employers and schemes in the UK. We offer much more than theories. We know what it takes to make things happen inside large organisations and have a proven track record in developing and implementing major change projects, continually innovating and driving at the forefront of industry best practice.

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DB Schemes
Independent DC Trusteeship

How can we help

We believe that successfully governing a DC arrangement requires a certain approach and attitude, and so our first rule in trusteeship is “put yourself in the members’ shoes”– What do they really want? What do they actually understand?

Whether it’s a single employer DC scheme or a Master Trust, we can combine our extensive technical and practical knowledge together with our wide experience of DC to provide professional, independent trsuteeship.

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Independent DC Trusteeship
Adviser reviews

How can we help

Pension schemes necessarily require input from a many different parties and it’s important from a governance perspective to monitor and regularly review your existing providers/advisers to ensure that they continue to offer the most appropriate level of service and value for money.

Isinglass have developed a rigorous approach to reviewing external suppliers and entails both quantitative and qualitative aspects and also covers value for money.

If subsequently required, Isinglass again have a rigorous approach to provider selection and implementation exercises.

 

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Adviser reviews
Provider selections

How can we help

Outsourcing various aspects of pension schemes has become common place. However, each provider has their own specialisms and so it’s important to select one that offers the most appropriate services and value for money.

Isinglass have developed a rigourous approach to reviewing and selecting providers, that focuses on your requirements, and provides detailed and up-to-date information about all areas of the market, meaning that we can quickly narrow an appropriate shortlist of viable candidates.

Of course, as “do-ers”, Isinglass can also also assist in the implementation process as well.

 

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Provider selections
Member communications

How can we help

The successful implementation of a project, regardless of its nature, is always determined by whether those affected, understand and appreciate the changes. This applies to pension change projects, changes to DC investment defaults and fund choices, the introduction of new retirement options, to a change of administrator, and all things in between.

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Member communications
Administration consulting

How can we help

The impact of auto-enrolment, pension freedoms and the push for all types of scheme and providers to consolidate, is being felt far wider than any other changes in the industry for many years. As a result, features and products offered to scheme members need to change and evolve. We can use our long experience working with members, trustees, employers and administration providers to help design or update your member offering or back-room service, to make them suitable for today’s market place.

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Administration consulting
Training

How can we help

Ensuring that pension teams and Trustees are fully aware of the latest scheme benefits, administrative procedures and legal changes requires an ongoing programme of training and development.

Isinglass can provide a ‘gap analysis’ and then design and deliver bespoke training programmes to address any shortfalls, using the latest in technology to deliver face to face and online training sessions.

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Training