Smart has appointed Mark Howard as General Counsel (Pensions and Financial Services). Prior to joining Smart, Mark spent fourteen years at city law firm, Clyde & Co., most recently as Head of Pensions, advising pension schemes, employers and pensions professionals in all areas of pensions and associated areas.
“Smart is an exciting company with a strong focus on technology, which is the direction the pensions industry is going in, I’m delighted to be joining a leader in this space and looking forward to the new challenge.”
Claire Altman, Chief Corporate Officer at Smart Pension, said:
“Mark is a great appointment to this new role. His extensive industry experience will be extremely valuable to us as we continue on our journey moving from an auto enrolment scheme to a workplace pension provider.”
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 and Barclays are all investors in Smart.
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