How do you know how well your scheme's default investment strategy is performing?
Is it providing good value for money, and meeting the objectives set for it? Does it meet members' requirements?
We have a number of ways to help you understand if the current default investment option is suitable for the needs and requirements of your workforce.
Not all DC default funds are created equal. Find out who's performing well by reading our quarterly Default Fund surveys. We work closely with our sister company CAMRADATA to analyse funds and review their suitability for our clients.
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When a scheme is set up, a suitable default strategy is selected and, in some cases, a core fund range is also selected from the provider's full fund range. In due course these fund(s) will be aiming to optimise member outcomes at retirement.
Over time, however, the investment strategy originally chosen may no longer be appropriate, or the managers may not be performing as you'd hoped.
An investment fund review allows you to check that the investment options originally selected remain fit for purpose, or if there are more appropriate choices available.
Our various review services help you assess the value provided by the current default investment strategy or range of investment options available to members of the scheme.
We include a summary of the default fund's investment performance set against its objectives and also the funds available in the wider DC and/or AVC market, utilising research undertaken by our sister company CAMRADATA to benchmark the funds.
What is the scheme's investment strategy trying to achieve, and how will it get there?
Do the chosen funds fit with the aims of the scheme, or does anything need to change?
Is the investment strategy performing in line with expectations?
Is the chosen default option still fit for purpose?
Assistance with drafting member communications, if investment options or details are changing