Chart your
own course 2020: Your scheme, your journey


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Setting a destination and planning a journey for a DB pension scheme can be challenging at the best of times, and this year has certainly not been plain sailing.

For the latest 2022 Chart your own course report click here. 

Our 2020 report is focused on practical steps to help you chart the course of your own scheme. We include analysis from our recent survey and from our risk profiling tool LCP Sonar to give an overview of the current challenges facing schemes; and our case studies bring to life potential solutions.

Explore the interactive report

In current times we face a lot of uncertainty including financial markets, sponsor covenants and the funding and investment code that The Pensions Regulator will eventually put in place. With so many questions and few answers, it’s very easy to get caught in inertia, one of the biggest risks for schemes in today’s stormy seas.

Our interactive report will help you to navigate the issues facing your scheme today, as well as plan to overcome the risks of tomorrow, by setting out a six-point journey plan which will help schemes:

  1. Determine your destination
  2. Understand the risks
  3. Assess the covenant strength
  4. Set a suitable investment strategy
  5. Fund your liabilities
  6. Develop the governance framework

Where you see icons of a rowing boat, cruise ship and tanker in the report, click them to open case studies, action plans and key considerations tailored to those scenarios.

Chart your own course through the report to build a detailed, fit-for-purpose action plan for your scheme, tailored to your own unique position to reach your ultimate destination. Your journey may not look exactly like your plan but knowing what’s on the map will allow you to navigate more confidently.

How we can help

We help you get your investment strategy right to ensure good member outcomes in your DB and DC schemes.

We help make governance simple and effective so that you can make decisions and act on opportunities quickly.

We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.

We help trustees achieve their strategic goals, with solution-led, appropriate advice.