River and Mercantile Solutions appoints Mobius Life as DC investment platform

01 April 2019


Mobius Life

River and Mercantile Solutions has appointed Mobius Life as investment-only platform and administrator for its portfolio of DC fiduciary management pension scheme clients.

Investment consultant and fiduciary manager River and Mercantile Solutions (R&M Solutions) has appointed Mobius Life as investment-only platform and administrator for its portfolio of defined contribution fiduciary management (DCFM) pension scheme clients.

Building on its long heritage as a fiduciary manager, River and Mercantile Solutions has over seven years’ experience of offering fiduciary management to DC schemes. Moving beyond the traditional approach of blending diversified growth funds, DCFM combines diversification and dynamic asset allocation, with all the investment consulting and governance services needed by DC schemes.

River and Mercantile Solutions selected Mobius Life following a thorough selection process covering a wide range of DC investment platforms in the market. Under the appointment, Mobius Life will wrap and administer a range of single priced blended and white labelled investment funds to meet the exact investment needs of River and Mercantile Solutions’ DCFM pension scheme clients.

Using the Mobius Life platform, River and Mercantile Solutions will benefit from streamlined investment processes, straight through processing and access to niche investment opportunities not ordinarily available to DC schemes. Mobius Life will ensure a secure and efficient dealing process, allowing the River and Mercantile Solutions team to focus on delivering high quality investment solutions for its clients.

Adrian Swales, Chief Executive Officer, Mobius Life said:
“I am delighted that River and Mercantile Solutions has chosen Mobius Life as its platform provider. We have been through a very thorough selection process and have worked closely with River and Mercantile Solutions to ensure that our services meet their clients’ exact needs." “Mobius Life offers distinct advantages as an independent platform provider. Providing institutional platform services is our only business, which means we are 100% focused on delivering exceptional investment platform services to our UK institutional clients.”

Niall Alexander, Director, Head of DC at River and Mercantile Solutions, said:
“Having undertaken due diligence of investment-only platforms in the DC marketplace, we are delighted to appoint Mobius Life as platform provider for our DCFM solution." “The decision was based on Mobius Life’s independent, pure-play business model, market-leading functionality and competitive fees, all of which will help improve the quality of DC investment we bring to clients and, most importantly, their members." “DCFM was built from the ground up in 2011 by DC specialists, for DC scheme members. This development allows us to continue offering bespoke, award-winning investment solutions to our DC scheme clients, focused on improving member outcomes, as well as widening the accessibility of DCFM to a broader range of clients.”




For further information, please contact:
Rachel Hawkesford, River and Mercantile Solutions
E: [email protected]andmercantile.com
M: +44 (0) 20 7601 6244

Mike Lord, Mobius Life
E: [email protected]
M: +44 (0)7831 401 311

Notes to Editors:
Mobius Life is a UK life insurance company and institutional investment platform, established in 1996, with over £16 billion assets under administration. We deliver made-to-measure investment administration and life company services to DB and DC pension funds, asset managers and other institutions. Mobius Life empowers investors to implement investment strategies efficiently in
a cost effective manner.

River and Mercantile Solutions is an investment consultant and fiduciary manager for pension schemes and other institutional investors. We focus, single mindedly, on providing our clients with outcome-orientated solutions that will help them meet their investment needs. River and Mercantile Solutions is part of the River and Mercantile Group.


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