Adrian Boulding to join Dunstan Thomas to help shape technology provider’s Pensions Freedom solutions.

19 June 2015

 

Dunstan Thomas, the retirement market solutions provider, announced today it will engage leading pensions industry figure Adrian Boulding from August when he leaves his current post as pensions strategy director at Legal & General.


Adrian will provide valuable advice and support to Dunstan Thomas’ growing pre- and at-retirement product development team to ensure its new post-Freedom Day offerings are meeting the exact needs of providers and their customers. He will also assist in early planning and consultation phases with clients to ensure Dunstan Thomas’ expanding Imago toolset is meeting the needs of new customers as they come on board.

Adrian Boulding, principal consultant, Dunstan Thomas, said: “One of largest challenges that providers face today is member engagement. Auto Enrolment has made joining very easy. But we now need to encourage policy holders to really think about the retirement outcomes they are heading for. Also, as they approach retirement, they need to be able to weigh up the new decumulation options. I’m a passionate believer in the need for better member engagement pre- and at-retirement. This is good for employers too because workers that understand their pension will appreciate the value of their employers’ contributions. Dunstan Thomas Imago platform helps to address this key pensions challenge.”

Chris Read, chief executive, Dunstan Thomas, said: “It is great to have such a significant industry figure joining our senior management team at this exciting time for us and the retirement market as a whole. He will help us gain deeper engagement with providers and enable us to customise our offerings to meet customers’ needs more precisely.”

 In a separate announcement, Adrian will also be joining the highly respected financial services trade body TISA (Tax Incentivised Savings Association) – helping to shape and champion the body’s thinking on savings and investment issues that impact the industry, consumers and the UK economy as a whole. Dunstan Thomas’ managing director Natanje Holt is chair of TISA’s Retirement Policy Council.