For immediate release: Tuesday 14 July 2015
NOW: Pensions Appoints Adrian Boulding as Director of Policy
Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions has appointed Adrian Boulding as Director of Policy. He will take up his newly created role in September on a one day a week basis in order to balance his other responsibilities with TISA and Dunstan Thomas.
Adrian is currently Pensions Strategy Director at Legal and General, where he has enjoyed a 35 year career, and was one of three independent reviewers tasked with examining and improving auto enrolment for the Department for Work and Pensions in 2010.
More recently, Adrian was chair of the ABI’s working group on small pension pots. He is currently non-executive Chairman of the NAPF’s Pension Quality Mark.
Morten Nilsson, CEO of NOW: Pensions said: “Over a very short period of time, NOW: Pensions has established itself as one of the leading auto enrolment providers in the UK. As our membership grows, it’s becoming ever more important that our voice is being heard in Whitehall. Adrian was one of the first people I met when I came to the UK to establish NOW: Pensions and I’ve always appreciated his insight and candour. I very much look forward to working with him.”
Nigel Waterson, Chair of Trustees, NOW: Pensions said: “Adrian is one of the leading figures in the UK pensions industry and is extremely well regarded by both policy makers and industry alike. He is a very welcome addition to the NOW: Pensions’ team.”
Adrian Boulding said: “NOW: Pensions is entering a hugely exciting phase in its growth as it prepares for a large influx of small and micro employers. From a standing start it’s made a significant dent in the market, going head to head with long established players with considerable success. Master trusts are playing an integral role in auto enrolment and it’s essential that their views, and those of their membership are represented amongst those with the influence to effect change.”
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NOW: Pensions www.nowpensions.com @nowpensions NOW: Pensions is an independent, multi-employer trust serving thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of employees from a wide range of sectors.
A subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest pension funds, Danish pension scheme ATP, NOW: Pensions offers a simple and cost effective workplace pension solution direct to employers and via advisers and the payroll sector.
In April 2013, NOW: Pensions became the first master trust to attain the NAPF’s new PQM Ready Standard. The benchmark shows employers that NOW: Pensions is a well governed pension scheme with low charges and good member communications.
In January 2015, NOW: Pensions achieved independent assurance of scheme quality in accordance with the new master trust assurance framework (AAF02/07) introduced by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The NOW: Pension Trustee Directors, whose role is to safeguard the interests of members, comprises well-known industry figures with different areas of expertise:
- Jocelyn Blackwell, founding partner Dunnett Shaw
- Christopher Daykin, former Government Actuary
- John Monks, member of House of Lords and former General Secretary of ETUC and TUC
- Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income at Barclays Global Investors
- Nigel Waterson, former Shadow Pensions Minister
Charges are just £1.50 per month administration charge (reduced administration charge of £0.30 – £1.00 to be applied during auto enrolment phasing for lower earners) plus a 0.3% annual product investment management charge, with no hidden charges.