Pensions - information only site
Pensions - information only site

Statement of Investment Principles - please click on the links below if you would like to download a copy of our Statement of Investment Principles for our pension schemes

WHSmith Pension Trust Statement of Principles Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution sections
This publicly available document explains how the Trustee invests the assets of the pension scheme.
October 2020 SIP (WH Smith Pension Trust[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [308.1 KB]
Statement of Investment Principles Retirement Savings Plan (Pension Builder) Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
A document explaining how the Trustee invests pension contributions and the strategies employed. This document is available publicly.
WHSmith PensionBuilder - Updated DC SIP [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [313.3 KB]


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(defined contribution open scheme known as Pensionbuilder)


(Pension Trust, a closed defined benefit/final salary/defined contribution scheme)



Communicating the pensions message

Stephen Tiley

Pension Funds Manager & Trustee

Stephen has a background in pensions management, trusteeship and financial regulation. He has a keen interest in consumer finance and investment issues.

Yields going negative?

Do we need to worry? Well luckily the Defined Benefit section is well funded and largely immune from lower yields because of the conservative investment strategy employed by the Trustee. This means the liabilities to pay pensions and other benefits are closely matched with the type of income producing investments needed to pay the benefits as they fall due. If higher rturns were sought then this would carry greater risk which the Trustee and WHSmith has decided is an unattractive proposition.

Award winning service provided to members

One of three awards for schemes managed by Stephen Tiley, Pension Funds Manager, WHSmith.

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