Smart's first seven years

From launch to 700 colleagues across the globe

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Smart

6/9/2022

It is seven years since Smart launched. Having grown from just a few people at launch, the business is now made up of more than 700 colleagues, present on four continents, with investors including household names such as J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Legal & General Investment Management, Chrysalis Investments, DWS and more.

Last month Gabrielle Hase, CEO at Soleberry Advisory, kindly came to The Smart Building, ahead of its forthcoming official opening, to take stock on the journey so far.

In this video, Smart’s founders Andrew Evans and Will Wynne talk about their backgrounds, including financial institutions and the early days of eBay. They talk about the milestones Smart has passed so far and the beliefs that drove its founding and growth.

They also discuss the core ideas behind Smart – their beliefs that retirement saving is one of the largest problems across the globe, that the system should work to help everyone in their lives, and that the fundamental solution needed to create a fully-effective retirement savings industry is technology-based.

Find out more by watching the full interview below.

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Smart's first seven years

From launch to 700 colleagues across the globe

It is seven years since Smart launched. Having grown from just a few people at launch, the business is now made up of more than 700 colleagues, present on four continents, with investors including household names such as J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Legal & General Investment Management, Chrysalis Investments, DWS and more.

Last month Gabrielle Hase, CEO at Soleberry Advisory, kindly came to The Smart Building, ahead of its forthcoming official opening, to take stock on the journey so far.

In this video, Smart’s founders Andrew Evans and Will Wynne talk about their backgrounds, including financial institutions and the early days of eBay. They talk about the milestones Smart has passed so far and the beliefs that drove its founding and growth.

They also discuss the core ideas behind Smart – their beliefs that retirement saving is one of the largest problems across the globe, that the system should work to help everyone in their lives, and that the fundamental solution needed to create a fully-effective retirement savings industry is technology-based.

Find out more by watching the full interview below.

About Smart

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.

We tweet as @SmartPensionUK.

For media enquiries

Contact the Smart press office on 020 8016 2553 or email [email protected]