2019 Sponsors


Aegon is an international provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management. With over £607 billion assets under management, we have businesses in over 25 countries around the world and around two million customers in the UK alone. We’re proud to have been helping people take responsibility for their financial future since 1831.

At Aegon it’s our mission to help the UK achieve a lifetime of financial security. We’ve led the way in innovation that can make people’s financial assets work smarter as well as harder. From online technology that gives one-stop access to a universe of investment opportunity – to retirement products that make wealth planning simple, easy and fulfilling – we’re dedicated to getting people closer to their financial goals every day.


Aviva provides around 33 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. We are the UK’s largest insurer and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance.

We combine strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand.

We are committed to serving our customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which our people are proud to work. Aviva UK & Ireland provides workplace savings and benefits solutions to employers, trustees and advisers, including:


Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £983.3 billion *. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors. Throughout the past 45 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions.

We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, multi-asset, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

*as at 31 December  2017, including derivative positions. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.


The provider of choice for companies who care about the future of their workforce

 At NEST, we are dedicated to achieving a better retirement outcome for our members. Designed to reduce complexity and foster member engagement, we are proud of the quality of our governance and world class investment strategy that aims to take long-term care of members’ money.

Our innovative and award-winning investment strategy is designed by our in-house team to pursue strong returns without taking undue risk. What’s more, we constantly listen to our customers and improve how our scheme is delivered to make sure it is as easy as possible to run.


Royal London 

We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. When we first opened our doors in 1861, we wanted to help people to help themselves. And it’s been our way of thinking ever since

We understand the importance of financial advice, that’s why we design a range of pension and protection solutions with advisers at the heart of our processes.

Scottish Widows

CA Summit sponsorScottish Widows was founded in 1815 and has since established a proud history of working with advisers. The brand has more than 5 million customers and offers a product range including individual and workplace pensions, mortgages, savings and investment and protection.

Scottish Widows currently sits as one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the Life, Pensions & Investments market*.

Scottish Widows is committed to supporting employers and their employees, using their experience to help them make the most of change. They do this by providing market insight and guidance and continually innovating and improving their service, support and propositions. The brand forms an integral part of LBG’s three-year strategy, giving particular focus to growing Financial Planning and Retirement to provide banking and insurance customers with a truly holistic proposition to meet their retirement and savings needs.

For more information on Scottish Widows visit http://www.scottishwidows.co.uk/employer/

* Ipsos December 2017

Smart Pension

Smart is one of the UK’s largest providers of workplace pensions, helping hundreds of thousands of workers to save for retirement.  It is also a global savings technology platform provider, with blue chip clients around the world. Its award-winning master trust is overseen by independent professional trustees. Smart was co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, CEO, and Will Wynne, MD, and launched in May 2015. Europe’s second largest asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) took a minority stake in the digital pension platform in 2016, part of a move by LGIM to invest in high-achieving, innovative technology that has a positive impact on the economy. In 2019 J.P. Morgan made an equity investment in Smart as part of a strategic placement round.

The firm is multi-award-winning, with latest awards including Master Trust of the Year 2019 at the UK Pensions Awards and European Pension Fund of the Year at the European Pension Awards 2019.

Standard Life

At Standard Life, our mission is to help your employees make good choices with their life savings, whether they’re saving throughout their working lives, enjoying financial security in retirement or planning to pass wealth on to loved ones.  

For over 200 years we’ve built our expertise to help people enjoy better futures. Today more than 4.5m customers trust us with their life savings.  

People need more support than ever to make important financial decisions. So we’re here to guide and advise them to make better financial choices for their future. And our support is delivered in a way that works best for you and your employees.  

Through Standard Life Assurance Limited, we offer a range of high quality products for workplace pensions, personal pensions, savings, investments and retirement. These are sold in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. Our close relationship with Aberdeen Standard Investments allows us to offer you world-class investment solutions.  

In September 2018 Standard Life Assurance became part of Phoenix Group Holdings and uses the Standard Life brand under licence from Standard Life Aberdeen.  

We believe that experience matters. Our clients and their employees need us and together we’ll succeed. When we work together, there’s a lot to look forward to. 

The People’s Pension

The People’s Pension is a workplace pension scheme that’s run by B&CE – a not-for profit organisation based locally in Crawley. Our focus is on people, not profit. And any profit we do make is invested back into the business for the benefit of pension savers.

The People’s Pension has more than 4 million members and is the largest private sector master trust in the UK. Tens of thousands of businesses, both large and small, have chosen The People’s Pension as their workplace pension scheme.

To find out more search ‘The People’s Pension’ or visit www.thepeoplespension.co.uk.