Innovating to help pension schemes achieve their goals.

07 July 2021

Craig Brown Institutional Distribution Director

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Craig Brown
Institutional Distribution Director

Craig Brown discusses the innovations made by Mobius Life to support our pension scheme clients.

The UK pension industry never stands still. Constant changes in the investment environment, regulation and emerging investment strategies mean trustees must continuously adapt their approach to meet their specific needs.

That’s why Mobius Life has an ongoing programme of innovation. We want our clients – from the largest to smallest pension schemes - to benefit from the latest= developments, without being held back by regulatory, governance or cost barriers.

In the last 12 months Mobius has:

  • Created a first for the UK DC pension market by working with Macquarie Investment Management to manufacture a zero-fee index fund for a major UK DC scheme.
  • Partnered with Aegon Asset Management to develop the UK’s first property fund to provide a diversified exposure to the UK institutional property market for DC pension schemes – avoiding the concentration risk of using a single manager.
  • Worked with River and Mercantile to manufacture an innovative Structured Equity solution. DB pension schemes of all sizes can now structure a growth asset tailored to meet their specific requirements through a Structured Equity approach without being restricted by legal and governance paperwork and costs and prohibitive minimum fees.
  • Established a range of income paying funds on the platform, which can pay income directly into DB schemes bank accounts. This innovation means DB schemes with negative cash flow do not need to sell as many units to generate cash to pay benefits, reducing transaction costs and increasing efficiency.
  • Launched an ESG reporting service to help schemes complete their implementation statements. Our service provides a bespoke report for scheme trustees setting out their scheme’s asset managers’ attitudes and capabilities for investing responsibly. By using our reporting service trustees do not need to contact the managers individually, saving them time and expense.
  • Rolled-out an innovative ‘Smart Rebalancing’ approach to fully automate the rebalancing process for DB and DC pension schemes, reducing risk and cost.

But you don’t need just to take our word for the benefit to schemes of our ongoing innovation programme. This year we have been recognised by two of the pensions industry’s most prestigious awards programmes. We are finalists in the UK Pensions Awards DB and DC Innovation Awards 2021 AND the Pension Age Innovation Award 2021.

Our approach to innovation is yet another example of the benefits to schemes of holding their assets on the Mobius Life platform.

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