Event details

2022-09-26 10:00:00
2022-09-26 11:00:00

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Webinar description:

Despite significant innovation across the industry over the past few years, defined contribution (DC) default investment options are still largely based around passive equity allocations designed to provide a low charge solution for scheme members.

But does such a low-cost, passive offering remain the best solution for the vast majority of members?

This webinar, held in conjunction with Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Schroders, looks at the future of DC defaults – asking why schemes should consider a more sophisticated model that includes a broader range of asset classes, including private market, real estate and infrastructure as well as a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income assets.

It will also assess the barriers to some of these changes – looking at the cost implications of including these assets in a default portfolio as well as the governance and implementation challenges of such options for scheme trustees.

The webinar will also assess the growing role of master trusts in DC – asking how these schemes are innovating in default fund investing – and take a look at the evolving role of sustainability in DC.


Jonathan Stapleton

Jonathan Stapleton

Editor, Professional Pensions

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Jonathan is editor of Professional Pensions and has been reporting on UK occupational pensions since 2001. He has won a number of awards during his career, most recently the SPP Trade Journalist of the Year Award in 2019. He is also holder of the PMI's Retirement Provision Certificate.

Tim Horne

Tim Horne

Head of UK Institutional Defined Contribution at Schroders

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As Head of UK Institutional Defined Contribution at Schroders, Tim is responsible for the design of the overall strategy of Schroders’ DC business and the delivery of Schroders’ investment proposition to our DC clients.  This includes partnering with our clients and their consultants in the provision of investment solutions, tailored to the specific requirements of DC schemes and their members at each stage of their savings journey.  

Tim joined the DC Team at Schroders in 2011 and is based in London.

Before joining Schroders, Tim was a Senior Investment Consultant at Towers Watson where his responsibilities included giving investment and strategy advice to a range of UK DC schemes. 

Previously Tim has been a DC Client Director at Fidelity International as well as holding senior positions at MSCI and Mellon Global Investments Tim is a frequent industry commentator on DC issues and also a CFA Charterholder.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Client Relationship Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Andrew Brown joined the company in 2005 as a Client Relationship Director within the UK Institutional team. In this role he is responsible for managing relationships with existing corporate pension scheme clients and leads the Defined Contribution business, where he is responsible for proposition development and growing the company’s client base. He is a frequent industry commentator and is currently Chair of the Defined Contribution Investment Forum.   

Andrew started his career at Henderson Global Investors and has also worked as a Product Manager for Interactive Investor.  

He holds a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.



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