Rise of master trusts

BlackRock |15-Feb-2019

The pensions landscape has changed dramatically since the rollout of auto-enrolment. Master trusts have an increasingly important role to play in future retirement saving.


Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

More than 10 million people, 42% of the workplace pension market, have been auto-enrolled since 2012 and master trusts play a role across the whole spectrum - from simple, cost-effective solutions to premium, customisable arrangements.

DC Pulse statistics

Source: DC Pulse survey, BlackRock 2018

Master Trusts will form a major part of the UK DC market in the future and face a number of unique challenges of their own.

Read our views on the rise of master trusts in this article featured in the recent Times Workplace Savings supplement.

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