DC Pensions Update | January 2017

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As 2017 gets under way the DWP is looking at how to reform auto-enrolment and do something to boost pension provision among the self-employed; The Pensions Regulator has been handing out fines; and there are New Year’s Honours for Steve Webb and Charles Counsell.

DWP review of automatic enrolment

First Actuarial on triennial re-enrolment

TPR notes on master trusts

TPR response to discussion paper on trusteeship and governance

FCA and DWP review of poor value workplace pensions


DC Pensions


Atlas is the trustee-led Master Trust representing the considered choice for employers who want their people to have the financial futures they choose.

Atlas’ core belief is that no member should be surprised by their outcome, giving people control of their financial future. It gives them the reassurance that their best interests, and hard-earned money, are being proactively looked after by a board of independent trustees.

Atlas’ open structure drives quality; supported by people-experts Capita, daily administrators of British life and the investment expertise of Schroders.

Together, we create financial futures from working lives so our members are the masters of the life they choose.


With four decades of investment experience, Newton is one of the UK’s most prominent active managers of DC pension investments. We work closely with schemes and specialist DC consultants to ensure we fully understand the outcomes that members are looking for and are positioned to offer solutions that are tailored to meet these requirements.

We use bottom-up security selection tied with a thematic framework in seeking to meet the long-term investment objectives of our DC clients, and we embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in our analysis of investment opportunities and risks.