Defined contribution

Building better retirement solutions

Retirement is more complex than ever before. That’s why many of the world’s largest defined contribution (DC) plans trust BlackRock with their participants’ retirement futures.

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.


BlackRock’s vision for UK Defined Contribution

Today’s defined contribution (DC) pension schemes need to provide members with the best possible retirement income, in hope of removing stress and allowing for a happy retirement. At BlackRock, our goal is to help more and more people achieve financial well-being and retirement security is crucial to this. By simplifying investing and providing high quality investment products, we aim to help you build better defaults for your members.

Why defined contribution schemes partner with BlackRock

Depth of expertise
Depth of expertise
Over three decades of defined contribution experience and more than 100 dedicated DC professionals. Source: BlackRock, 31 December 2020.
Innovative solutions
Innovative solutions
As a pioneer in target date, index and data-driven alpha strategies, we continue to evolve to help meet changing client needs.
Strategic plan design
Strategic plan design
BlackRock's technology analyses plan features to help you understand and prioritise changes to your plan design.
Up your DC game
In July 2020 we ran our BlackRock DC Pulse Survey of 1,000 UK DC members focusing on: retirement confidence, importance of retirement savings in participants’ financial planning, sustainability and COVID-19.
Up your DC game
LifePath target date strategies
LifePath is BlackRock’s target date solution. It is a professionally managed, diversified savings strategy specifically designed for the defined contribution market.
LifePath target date strategies
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Investment solutions

We have three decades of experience managing DC assets and helping clients design efficient investment solutions. That's why we believe we can provide the answer to any investment challenge. Source: BlackRock, 31 December 2020.

Latest insights

Meet our team

BlackRock’s dedicated defined contribution team serves as consultative partners to clients as well as thought leaders on industry trends.

DC Investments
Alex Cave
Managing Director, Head of UK Defined Contribution
+44 (0) 207 743 4673
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Yasir Jamil
Vice President, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2401
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Abigail Kwao
Associate, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 3788
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Charlotte Povey
Analyst, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 3557
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Unit Linked & Platforms
Tim Hodgson
Director, Head of the UK Unit Linked & Platforms
+44 (0) 207 743 1132
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Kai Wong
Director, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2743
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Viraj Bhayani
Associate, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 5522
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Irene Kurinna
Analyst, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2453
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Tom Burnham
Associate, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2174
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