Dalriada Trustees Launches Dalriada.Together – An Alternative Pension Consolidation Solution

18 January 2024

Leading pension trusteeship firm Dalriada Trustees today launches Dalriada.Together, an integrated and streamlined consolidation service that delivers trusteeship, governance, administration and all daily operations associated with a pension scheme while retaining control of its investments and scheme journey planning. The holistic approach streamlines and optimises these key areas, providing efficient, cost-effective pension scheme management, powered by Mantle®, an innovative pensions technology software solution.

Under this approach scheme advisers and other third parties are managed through Dalriada’s carefully selected panels, to deliver their service and responsibilities on time and to budget within a single fee. The board of trustees mirrors the existing structure and full legal responsibility for regulatory compliance sits with the Dalriada team. Company representatives can now focus their time on their wider corporate responsibilities, removing actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

Vassos Vassou, Director of Dalriada Trustees responsible for Dalriada.Together said “Running a defined benefit pension scheme is more complicated, time-consuming, and riskier than ever. Through our high-quality trusteeship and governance offering, Dalriada.Together works with employers and pension scheme sponsors to ease the burden and mitigate the risks. We emphasise close collaboration and the benefits of consolidation of services to ensure strategic objectives are delivered effectively and efficiently. We act as a single point of contact for the members, the sponsor and the advisers.

“While this approach could be adopted by any scheme, we believe that this will be particularly attractive to those schemes which may be looking to access an affordable and robust governance, administration and investment solutions and have been unable to find them thus far. We can provide this from Day One. We are also looking to work with others in the market who may wish to join our panels and continue to deliver best outcomes for our clients.”

Chris Roberts, Managing Director of Dalriada Trustees continued “The running cost of smaller pension schemes can appear poor value for money on a cost per member basis. Dalriada.Together provides a direct response to the Pensions Regulator’s call for innovation in governance for smaller schemes. Dalriada is in a unique position with access to considerable internal resources, from which we have developed an alternative approach to our appointments.”

There are already twenty-five schemes working with Dalriada.Together, all well on their way to efficiently meeting their objectives.

Source: Dalriada Trustees
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