Delivering Confidence


We are driven by a vision of a better retirement. That's why we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives.

A leading defined contribution (DC) investment-only provider

BlackRock manages the pensions savings, on behalf of our clients, for over 12 million people in the UK. We believe that people deserve financial security across their lifetime, and that retirement should be within reach for everyone.1

Supporting you and your members across all aspects of DC

Compelling solutions
Compelling solutions
Wide range of investment solutions available via all major DC Platforms
Member first
Member first
Putting the member at the heart of DC solutions, shaped by primary research
25+ years DC experience with £218bn billion UK DC AUM
Dedicated DC Transition, DC Relationship & Trading Research Teams

1BlackRock as of 31 December 2023.

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Creating powerful investment tools
Creating powerful investment tools
We’re innovating solutions as a fiduciary to help people build savings that serve them throughout their lives.
Designing sustainable futures
Designing sustainable futures
We’re creating sustainable options for retirement that may help deliver better risk-adjusted returns and outcomes.
Strategic plan design
Strategic plan design
BlackRock's technology analyses plan features to help you understand and prioritise changes to your plan design.

We advance sustainable investing because our conviction is it delivers better outcomes for investors

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Dedicated research

Dedicated research

Create, deliver, and scale material insights on sustainability

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Integrated process

Integrated process

Integrate Environmental, Social and Governance insights and data across asset classes and investment styles.

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Sustainable solutions

Sustainable solutions

Deliver sustainable solutions to help clients achieve their financial objectives

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Investment stewardship

Investment stewardship

Engage companies on sustainability issues that impact long-term performance

ESG Investment Statements This information should not be relied upon as research, investment advice, or a recommendation regarding any products, strategies, or any security in particular. This is for illustrative and informational purposes and is subject to change. It has not been approved by any regulatory authority or securities regulator. The environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) considerations discussed herein may affect an investment team’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries from time to time. Results may differ from portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.

Our investment capabilities

Defined contribution plans are becoming the primary way most people in the UK save for retirement. Our dedicated BlackRock defined contribution team can help you design a plan that’s built to achieve members’ retirement goals.

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Target date strategies

Case study

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Client Objective

The client’s primary objectives were twofold: they wished to evolve their default allocation and to simplify how the end result was presented to scheme members.

BlackRock Solution

Working closely with the client, platform and the consultant, BlackRock developed a glidepath, launched locally domiciled alternative investment funds, and delivered a structured solution for the client. The alternative investment funds are blended to provide target date funds, simplifying presentation to the scheme members, while maintaining all necessary sophistication under the hood.
As the scheme continues to grow, BlackRock continues its close relationship with the client to evolve the asset allocation over time.

Case studies are for illustrative purposes only; they are not meant as a guarantee of any future results or experience and should not be interpreted as advice or a recommendation.

Source: BlackRock as of September 25, 2023.

Fixed Income

BlackRock offers a comprehensive fixed income platform, managing assets across the entire fixed income spectrum – from public to private, fundamental & systematic, active & index – to help deliver better outcomes, convenience, value, and transparency for our clients.

Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS)

We help clients create customised portfolios to meet their end goals. Clients access the breadth of BlackRock’s platform, including our index, factor, alpha-seeking, and open-architecture capabilities.

Index investing

For UK institutional investors, the indexing landscape has evolved considerably over the past decades. Extracting every unit of return for a given amount of risk is crucial, and barbelling of asset allocation across index and more complex alphas such as private markets is a trend that continues to deepen.

Long-Term Asset Fund (LTAF)

LTAFs are designed with a diversified approach to alternatives in mind, providing schemes members with access to alternatives throughout the liquidity spectrum.

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Meet our team

BlackRock’s deep expertise in defined contribution, investments and solutions allows us to work in close partnership with clients to deliver better retirement outcomes.

UK Institutional Defined Contribution

James Rowe
Head of UK Institutional DC Sales
+44 (207) 7431379
Charlotte Povey
Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 3557
Yasir Jamil
Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2401
Zahaib Hussain
Relationship Manager
+44 (20) 77432361

UK DC Platforms and Retirement Solutions

Tim Hodgson
Managing Director, Head of UK DC Platforms and Retirement Solutions
+44 (0) 207 743 1132
Kai Wong
Director, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2743
Irene Kurinna
Associate, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2453
Tom Burnham
Vice President, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 2174
Temi Onafowokan
Analyst, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 203 649 3278
Freya MacAngus
Vice President, Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 207 743 5053

Get to know us

  • Retirement is changing, with people living longer and investing in more challenging markets. That’s why many of the world’s largest DC plans trust BlackRock with their participants’ retirement futures. As a global defined contribution investment-only provider, BlackRock provides a breadth of capabilities and depth of knowledge across asset management, plan design, and participant communications.

  • As a BlackRock client, you have access to innovative solutions informed by decades of how participants work, earn, spend, and behave in changing market regimes. As a pioneer in target date, index and data-driven alpha strategies, we continue to evolve to help meet changing client needs through new investment solutions.

  • Being a BlackRock client means you have access to dedicated partners who can help with everything from seamless product implementation to plan optimization and helping effectively engage participant populations.

  • BlackRock believes that effective communication is crucial, so it shouldn’t be taken lightly—but it doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. Your understanding of your organization, paired with our DC plan communications expertise, will allow us to build a strategy that helps motivate your employees to act.

  • Our Aladdin technology gives us an enterprise view of BlackRock. In addition, an independent group provides risk oversight of the investment management processes, identifies and helps manage counterparty and enterprise risks, coordinates standards for firm wide investment performance measurement and determines risk management-related analytical and information requests.