news & insights


Please see below for recent announcements and industry insights from the DWA team.
Smart Beta
DWA’s view on smart beta. Joe McGrath of Financial News reports, May 2014, ...more
Award winning clients
Congratulations to Santander for being named Financial News Pension Scheme Sponsor of the Year,...more
Award winning clients
Congratulations to Legal & General Worksave Mastertrust for being named Financial News Pension Best Pension Scheme Governance, ...more
Industry left reeling after Osborne's pensions 'bombshell'
DWA believe the pension reforms are likely to lead to further growth in outsourcing pensions to mastertrust. Mark Cobley of Financial News reports, March 2014, ...more
In Focus
DWA participate in the roundtable discussion on Defined Contribution Investment. Portfolio Institutional 2013, ...more
The Value of Governance
DWA submission to The Work and Pensions Committee, ...more
Group Personal Pension V Mastertrust
DWA talk about the governance gap between them. Ceri Jones reports in Employee Benefits May 2013, ...more
Marcus Evans EPI Summit 2013
DWA’s Presentation on Governance, ...more
Asset International Chief Investment Officer: “Is Lifestyling dead?”
DWA comments on the drawback of Lifestyle investment strategies in AiCIO April 2013, ...more
In Focus
DWA participate in the roundtable discussion on Fiduciary Management. Portfolio Institutional 2013, ...more
Islam and social enterprise
Dean Wetton comments on Sharia compliant investment strategy. The Guardian Jan 2013, ...more
Citywire Gatekeeper: Dean Wetton of Dean Wetton Advisory
We discuss what sort of investment products we like, ...more
DWA’s philosophy on fund manager selection
DWA is interviewed by Brendan Maton of about fund manager selection, Aug 2013, ...more
L&G’s new governance structure for contract pensions
DWA is to provide independent investment advice to both L&G mastertrust and contract pensions. Mark Cobley of Financial News reports, May 2013, ... more
Pensions – not sexy but critical
DWA is the guest blog on the Employee Owned Association and discussed pensions in an Employee Owned environment, Oct 2012, ... more
DWA on DC defaults
DWA is quoted by Pensions Week, Feb 2012, ... more
DWA announces the development of a diversified Sharia fund for its clients
DWA has worked with Emirates NDB to develop a diversified Sharia Funds for BlueSky Pension Scheme and Pensions Umbrella Trust, read more…pdf
DWA submission on Automatic enrolment and NEST to the Work and Pensions Select Committee
We think that NEST has an unfair implicit government guarantee and small businesses will rely on this in their evaluation of workplace pension options...more
Master trusts offer the best way forward for pension providers
This article by DWA was published by Financial News on 17 September 2012 … more
DWA becomes a member of the Employee Ownership Association
DWA joined the EOA network in August 2012. The Association is a network of more than a hundred companies with anything from significant to majority employee ownership, or plans to become co-owned...more
Passive equity is an asset allocation, not an objective
This article appeared in Financial News on 9 July 2012...more
DCIF: Aiming high
DWA authored a report on active governance in defined contribution pensions, highlighting the dangers of neglect, the benefits of regular reviews and five things that can be done now to improve member outcomes...pdf
Are Defined Benefit pensions really golden? Maybe there is an alternative...
Why we think defined contribution (“DC”) is better than DB. Dean Wetton digs beyond the obvious...pdf
Friend of PQM
Dean Wetton Advisory becomes a “Friend of PQM”...more
Beware Greeks
Stephan Breban, DWA Advisory Board Member, offers a few thoughts on Greeks bearing gifts and some sound advice to follow the incentives...more


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