We’re proud to be an Associate Sponsor for the 2023 Professional Pensions, Women in Pension Awards, as we drive innovative ideas and positive actions through our own workforce into the wider UK pensions industry.
The Women in Pensions Awards are about appreciating remarkable achievements of women in the sector who push to make our industry better. We are pleased to align the Aviva brand with a high-profile initiative in improving equality and diversity across the entire industry.
Being recognised as an inclusive insurer and creating a diverse organisation is our business-wide priority. A fundamental part of living Aviva’s purpose is ‘being with you today, for a better tomorrow’. It means being there for our people by serving our customers well and helping to contribute to fairer, more equitable communities.
Aviva has over 140 years’ experience of managing company pension schemes. We’re well-placed to realise that financial stress can have a substantial impact on the lives of pension scheme members and on their overall wellbeing.
We provide workplace pensions for around 26,000 schemes and have around 1.9 million active members with more than 3 million deferred members. Today, we help almost 5 million customers navigate the, oftentimes, uncertain reality of retirement planning.
Northern Trust is proud to be sponsoring the Women in Pensions Awards 2023. The Awards recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements of women for their commitment, expertise and contribution to the pensions industry.
Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy are essential elements of Northern Trust’s mission and culture. Northern Trust’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is designed to develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce that reflects its values and supports business growth. Northern Trust’s Women in Leadership Business Resource Council – an employee-led and governed network sponsored by a senior leader acting as an advocate - supports women representation across the organisation, provides networking and mentoring opportunities for women to fulfil their career and leadership potential.
Rapidly evolving markets, ongoing transparency demands and increasing regulatory requirements present unique challenges for public and private pension funds. For decades, Northern Trust has been a committed partner to the UK pensions industry and have helped pension funds deliver the best possible retirement outcomes for their members with a range of capabilities including custody, capital markets, data, analytical and reporting solutions.
To read more on Northern Trust’s DE&I strategy and initiatives, asset servicing capabilities and solutions, please visit https://www.northerntrust.com/united-kingdom/what-we-do/asset-servicing.
The purpose of PIC is to pay the pensions of its current and future policyholders. PIC provides secure retirement incomes through comprehensive risk management and excellence in asset and liability management, as well as exceptional customer service. At year-end 2022, PIC had insured 302,200 pension scheme members and had £41 billion in financial investments, accumulated through the provision of tailored pension insurance buyouts and buy-ins to the trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit pension schemes. To date, PIC has made total pension payments of £10.6 billion to its policyholders. Clients include FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and the public sector.
People’s Partnership has a proud history of providing straightforward, accessible, and trusted products that have supported and helped people for over 80 years.
Founded in 1942 by unions and employer federations, People’s Partnership continues to do things for the greater good and is structured without shareholders, so its customers remain at the heart of everything it does.
Since the launch of auto-enrolment, the company has gone from strength to strength, and its flagship product, The People’s Pension, now looks after the more than £21bn worth of savings from more than 6m workers across the UK.
Aligned with its founding principles to help improve the lives of everyone, People’s Partnership firmly believes that a diverse workforce leads to increased innovation and success. By sponsoring two of the Women in Pensions Awards – Unsung Hero and Adviser of the Year – it aims to inspire future generations of female leaders in the industry and remain at the forefront of shaping a more inclusive and equitable pension landscape.
XPS Pensions Group is a leading independent pension consulting and administration business focussed on UK pension schemes. XPS combines expertise, insight and technology to address the needs of over 1,500 pension schemes and their sponsoring employers on an ongoing and project basis. We undertake pensions administration for over one million members and provide advisory services to schemes and corporate sponsors in respect of schemes of all sizes, including 81 with assets over £1bn.