Smart Pension has won Technology Services of the Year in a set of top industry awards this week/Wednesday, May 15.The digital workplace pension innovator was praised by judges for its ‘industry-leading technology’ and that its pioneering approach was a direction other providers should follow.Smart was up against LCP and Aquila Heywood in its category.Smart was also highly commended in the DC Innovation category of the 20th anniversary Pensions and Investments Provider Awards.Will Wynne, Smart Pension co-founder and MD, said: “This is an outstanding performance from our in-house tech team and we’re delighted to have all our hard work recognised in this way.“Last year we introduced our app and Alexa Skill as part of our long-term innovation roadmap and we continue to strive to produce cutting-edge features that will dramatically change the way our members interact with their savings.”Smart was also shortlisted in the Multi-Employer DC Provider category.
Left to right: Sophia Imeson, Deputy Editor Pensions Expert, Darren Philp, Smart Pension’s Director of Policy and Communication, Zoe Lyons, Comedian and event Compere.
Smart Pension is a global savings and investments technology platform provider. Co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, CEO, and Will Wynne, MD, it is one of the UK's largest providers of workplace pensions. Its award-winning master trust is overseen by independent professional trustees. In 2016, Europe’s second largest asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) took a minority stake in the digital pension platform, part of a move by LGIM to invest in high-achieving, innovative technology that has a positive impact on the wider economy. In January 2019 J.P. Morgan invested as part of a strategic investment round and in November 2019, Link Group, the leading administrator in the Australian superannuation industry, invested as part of strategic partnership.
In 2019 Smart Pension was named DC Master Trust of the Year, DC Innovation of the Year and Retirement Innovation of the Year in the UK Pensions Awards. It was also named European Pension Fund of the Year 2019 in the European Pension Awards.
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