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What does a new Labour government mean for the pensions sector?

During the election campaign, pensions was a hot topic. But the focus was squarely on the state pension with the Triple Lock and ‘Triple Lock…

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Stepping up digital services with fully online retirements

“That was the best service ever, from deciding to take my pension to receiving the money, it was so fast and efficient with great communication….

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The price of risk aversion for defined benefit pension schemes

There has been a lot of talk in recent months about whether UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are too risk averse when it comes…

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Unparalleled expertise

“We work hand-in-hand with schemes to develop tailored solutions that align with schemes’ individual objectives.”

Morten Nilsson   |   CEO, Brightwell

and disruption

At Brightwell, we’ve innovated and disrupted inefficient industry practices.

We understand what it means to manage a complex defined benefit (DB) pension scheme as we have a long history of managing the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS), one of the largest private sector pension schemes in the UK.

Our approach focuses on finding solutions to industry challenges, collectively owning problems, and collaborating for the long-term.

We’re proud of everything we’ve delivered for BTPS, and, in recent years, we’ve invested heavily to improve the service we provide to the Scheme and its members including the introduction of new administration and investment and liability platforms. 

We’ve insourced, innovated and disrupted inefficient industry practices and, in doing so, learned how to do things better. We’re excited to now be able to offer our services to a select group of partners who, like us, want to provide high-quality service to members and sustainable funding and investment solutions.


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Working with Brightwell, schemes can leverage expertise, innovation and market-leading technology to improve quality, value for money and outcomes for members.

Unique perspective & partnership mentality

DB schemes share a common set of challenges. Through our market-leading work in support of BTPS we understand these challenges better than anyone.

We are not driven by short-term profits or selling products. We focus on building lasting, mutually beneficial and transparent working relationships with our partners. 

Strong expertise & senior team

We have a highly-experienced and skilled team who have a track record of working through complex challenges backed up by innovative technology and a strong support infrastructure.

Our partners have access to Brightwell’s senior team, who are truly aligned to the needs of members, trustees, and sponsors.

A middle ground between outsourcing and retaining an in-house team

Partnering with Brightwell allows schemes to benefit from experience and skilled support whilst retaining control. It’s the best of both worlds – an adviser with the mindset of a pension scheme, and an in-house manager with third-party scale.

News & Events


Have your cake and eat it: Optimising value with combined LDI and CDI management

Selecting the right CDI strategy is key to the journey plan – whether that be run-on, buyout or maintaining medium term optionality. Our solution is…

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Brightwell publishes its Sustainability and TCFD report for 2023

Brightwell has today published its first Sustainability and TCFD report for the year ending 31 December 2023.  Sustainability is a core component of the Brightwell…

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Bright Insight – Q2 2024

We’ve released our latest quarterly newsletter, Bright Insight. This quarter’s edition features a recap of all our industry awards since we started Brightwell, insights on…

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