News in brief - 29 July 2022

TPT retirement solutions will make a c.£75 million impact investment through its defined contribution (DC) Master Trust default fund.

Members of TPT’s DC default investment strategy will, over the long term, increasingly see their pension allocated to investments nurturing positive societal impacts and tackling global social and environmental problems, as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).While seeking investment opportunities offering high growth potential to enhance returns, the fund will increase exposure to investments attaining strong positive impacts like social housing, green infrastructure, and renewable energy. The fund will add between 10 and 20 investment components over time to finance impact projects. Members of TPT’s DC Master Trust default fund will see no change in costs.

Smart Pension has been appointed by Evri (formerly Hermes UK) as its workplace pension provider for its 12,000 'self-employed plus' couriers.

The parcel-delivery company's couriers will be enrolled into the Smart Pension Master Trust from the end of 2022. Under the agreement, Evri's 'self-employed plus' couriers wll also be able to manage their savings beyond retirement using Smart Pension's 'Smart Retire' technology.

Curtis Bank has launched a suite of tools and calculators to help advisers tackle complex pension calculations.

Developed in conjunction with fintech firm Dunstan Thomas, a subsidiary of the Curtis Banks Group, the first three calculators are designed to assist advisers with the complex calculations relating to the annual allowance, salary sacrifice, and profit extraction.
The calculators can be edited to account for factors such as the client’s assumed income tax rate and their location in the UK for tax purposes.

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