The newly appointed Executive Team will work to launch Smart’s modern recordkeeping and retirement income solutions to the US market. Smart's recordkeeping solution for pooled employer plans (“PEPs”) will launch in 2021, aligning with the SECURE Act's roll-out.
Jodan Ledford, CEO of Smart's US business, says:
“We have built a team with a breadth of experience across retirement and financial services to ensure we can make the largest possible impact on closing the US retirement coverage gap. I am honored to work alongside these impressive industry leaders.”
Smart’s US Executive Team includes:
Catherine Reilly, Director of Retirement Solutions, said,
“The SECURE Act is a pivotal step towards expanding access to retirement solutions for more Americans. Smart's technology is the only US offering purpose-built for pooled employer plans (PEPs) and the facilitation of lifetime income in retirement plans that the SECURE Act allows, and we are energized about entering the US market at this important juncture with such a strong team.
Smart is a global savings and investments technology platform provider. Co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, Group CEO, and Will Wynne, Group MD, it is one of the UK's largest providers of workplace pensions. Its award-winning master trust, Smart Pension, is overseen by independent professional trustees.
In 2020 Smart Pension was named Master Trust Offering of the Year at the Pension Age Awards. Other awards include DC Master Trust of the Year, DC Innovation of the Year and Retirement Innovation of the Year in the 2019 UK Pensions Awards. Smart Pension was also named European Pension Fund of the Year 2019 in the European Pension Awards.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), J.P. Morgan, Link Group, Natixis Investment Managers, Barclays, Chrysalis Investments and DWS Group are all investors in Smart.
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