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Default Investment Option: Lifestyle Strategy - Charge E

The table below details the charges that apply to the Default Investment Option available to you through your pension scheme.  The Total Expense Ratio (TER) combines the annual management charges and other expenses (such as auditing and registry fees).  Other than transaction costs, the TER covers all member-borne investment charges. Transaction costs are a necessary part of buying and selling each fund’s underlying investments, in order to achieve their investment objective, to raise or invest cash and to satisfy clients’ requirements. Further information on your investment options can be found within your plan literature and fund factsheets. Notes and assumptions used for these illustrations are shown at the end of this page. 

Table 1 - Total Investment Costs

In the table below, the Trustee has shown the total investment costs borne by a member in the Default Investment Option based on the number of years until the scheme Pension Age.

Time to Retirement (in years)

Total Expense Ratio (TER)

Transaction Cost

Total Investment Cost

0

0.48%

0.18%

0.66%

3

0.55%

0.21%

0.76%

6

0.60%

0.30%

0.90%

9

0.60%

0.32%

0.92%

15

0.60%

0.28%

0.88%

20

0.60%

0.22%

0.82%

25

0.60%

0.14%

0.74%

30

0.60%

0.14%

0.74%

35

0.60%

0.14%

0.74%

40

0.60%

0.14%

0.74%

50

0.60%

0.14%

0.74%

Table 2 - Cumulative Illustration

The Trustee is required to include an illustration of the effect over time of costs and charges on the value of an average member's pension account. The average age, contribution and account value therefore relate directly to averages across the membership of this Section of the SEI Master Trust.  The Projected Returns for the Default Investment Option are based on the Trustee’s long term Capital Market Assumptions for the underlying investment options (listed in Table 3) and are not guaranteed. In providing these illustrations we have followed the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP’s) guidance about how to present this. The notes provided at the end of this page provide further details of the assumptions used in producing these illustrations.

Assumed withdrawal method: Annuity Purchase 
Youngest member age: 36

 

 

Projected Fund Value at end of year

Deferred Member

Starting Fund: £21,937
Future contributions: £0pm

Before Costs

After costs

1

£22,836

£22,675

3

£24,747

£24,225

5

£26,818

£25,881

10

£32,171

£29,904

15

£37,722

£33,640

20

£43,697

£37,280

25

£49,032

£40,007

30

£48,140

£37,871

Self-select funds: Charge E

Table 3 – Individual Fund Option Projected Returns and Investment Costs

The table of fund costs below shows the charges that apply to individual investment options available through your pension scheme.  Further information on your investment options can be found within your plan literature and fund factsheets. The notes provided at the end of this page provide full details of the assumptions used in producing the illustrations. 

Fund Name

Projected Return gross of fees (p.a.)

TER (%)

Transaction Cost (%)

Total cost (%)

Bonds

 

 

 

 

SSgA Sterling Liquidity

1.00%

0.10%

0.01%

0.11%

SSgA Over 5 Year Gilts Index

1.50%

0.10%

0.01%

0.11%

SEI UK Core Fixed Interest

2.20%

0.50%

0.24%

0.74%

SEI Global Fixed Income

1.80%

0.55%

0.39%

0.94%

SEI Global Opportunistic Fixed Income

2.80%

0.55%

0.68%

1.23%

Equity

 

 

 

 

SSgA UK Equity Index

6.50%

0.10%

0.08%

0.18%

SEI UK Equity

7.00%

0.80%

0.15%

0.95%

SSgA Global Equity 50:50 Index

6.50%

0.12%

0.08%

0.20%

SEI Global Select Equity

7.50%

0.75%

0.52%

1.27%

SEI European (Excluding UK) Equity

7.50%

0.88%

0.48%

1.36%

SEI Emerging Markets Equity

8.00%

1.10%

0.52%

1.62%

SEI Pan European Small Cap

7.50%

0.87%

0.52%

1.39%

SEI Japan Equity

7.50%

0.85%

0.37%

1.22%

SEI Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan) Equity

8.00%

1.00%

0.37%

1.37%

SEI US Large Companies

7.00%

0.85%

0.18%

1.03%

SEI US Small Companies

7.00%

0.90%

0.33%

1.23%

BMO Responsible UK Equity

7.00%

0.76%

0.14%

0.90%

Multi-asset

 

 

 

 

SEI Defensive

2.50%

0.68%

0.20%

0.88%

SEI Moderate

4.45%

0.73%

0.28%

1.01%

SEI Core

5.30%

0.78%

0.35%

1.13%

SEI Growth

7.00%

0.83%

0.37%

1.20%

SEI Aggressive

7.50%

0.88%

0.38%

1.26%

Table 4 - Individual funds cumulative Illustrations

The Trustee is required to include an illustration of the effect over time of costs and charges on the value of a member's pension account. The average account value therefore relates directly to averages across the membership of this Section of the SEI Master Trust and show the projected values up to the point that the youngest member of this Section reaches Scheme Pension Age. The Projected Returns for each of the funds listed below are based on the Trustee’s long term Capital Market Assumptions and are not guaranteed. In providing these illustrations we have followed the DWP's guidance about how to present this. The notes provided on the final page provide full details of the assumptions used in producing the illustrations.

Starting Fund: £21,937 (No future contributions)
Youngest member age: 36
Assumed withdrawal method: Annuity Purchase

 

Projected Fund Value at end of year

Fund A
SEI Core Fund

Fund B
SSgA Sterling Liquidity Fund

Fund C
SEI Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Before Costs

After costs

Before Costs

After costs

Before Costs

After costs

1

£22,551

£22,365

£21,608

£21,584

£23,144

£22,766

3

£23,832

£23,246

£20,965

£20,894

£25,759

£24,520

5

£25,185

£24,161

£20,340

£20,227

£28,671

£26,409

10

£28,914

£26,610

£18,860

£18,650

£37,472

£31,792

15

£33,195

£29,308

£17,487

£17,197

£48,974

£38,272

20

£38,110

£32,279

£16,214

£15,856

£64,007

£46,073

25

£43,753

£35,552

£15,034

£14,620

£83,654

£55,465

30

£50,231

£39,156

£13,940

£13,481

£109,333

£66,771

 

Fund A - Highest number of members are invested (ie most popular) 
Fund B - Lowest projected investment return
Fund C - Highest projected investment return
Fund D - Lowest projected investment charge¹
Fund E - Highest projected investment charge²

¹ If not shown above, the Fund with the lowest investment charge is ‘Fund B’
² If not shown above, the Fund with the highest investment charge is ‘Fund C’

Cost and Charges Illustration notes and assumptions

  1. The Total Expense Ratio (TER) combines the annual management charges and other expenses (such as auditing and registry fees). Other than transaction costs, the TER covers all member-borne investment charges.
  2. Transaction costs are a necessary part of buying and selling a fund’s underlying investments, in order to achieve their investment objective, to raise or invest cash and to satisfy client requirements.
  3. Transaction costs are provided by the investment managers who invest money for the Trustee. The requirement to provide this information has been in force since 3rd January 2018. Transaction costs are calculated using the so-called “Slippage methodology” which measures the market value prior to a trade, and the value of the assets once the trade has been made. Transaction costs have been based on an average of the previous 5 years’ transaction costs or, where data is available for fewer than 5 years, an average of transactions costs over the years for which data is available.
  4. Total investment cost means the TER plus all fund transaction costs.
  5. In preparing the cumulative illustrations the Trustee has made assumptions in respect of for projected annual growth rates, using forward-looking, long-term capital market assumptions. These assumptions are created using a combination of historical analysis, current market environment assessment and by applying its own judgment. In certain cases, alpha and tracking error estimates for a particular asset class are also factored into the assumptions.
  6. The SEI Master Trust invests directly into funds managed by SEI or alternative investment managers. For Lifestyle Strategies the time to retirement relates to the period to a member's selected retirement age, or if not selected the Scheme’s normal retirement age.
  7. Projected pension account values are shown in today's terms and do not need to be reduced further for the effect of future inflation.
  8. For lifestyle strategies the effect of costs over different time periods to target retirement age are illustrated in Table 1.
  9. The costs referred to in Tables 2 and 4 include administration costs (where payable by the member), the TER and transaction costs. These are all the costs which are incurred by members.
  10. The pension account size for active members with existing assets and deferred members is based on the averages within this section of the SEI Master Trust.
  11. The average contribution for active members is broadly representative for active members in this Section of the SEI Master Trust and includes employee and employer contributions plus tax relief.
  12. Contributions for active members are assumed to be paid up to age 65 and increase in line with assumed earnings inflation of 3% each year.
  13. Cumulative Illustrations have been shown for the individual fund which has the greatest number of members invested in it (Fund A); the funds with the lowest and highest projected investment returns (Funds B & C) and the funds with the lowest and highest total investment charges (Funds D & E).
  14. Fund values have been projected to at least the point at which the youngest member in the section (at the time of production) has reached scheme Pension Age.
  15. Members currently withdraw the value of their account from the Scheme at from Normal Retirement Age as Uncrystallised Funds Pension Lump Sums (UFPLS), flexi-access drawdown (FAD) and/or annuity purchase. The Trustee has illustrated the withdrawal method most likely to be utilized by members within this section of the SEI Master Trust. Where FAD has been assumed the Trustee has also assumed a stated percentage of the projected fund being drawn annually from Normal Retirement Age as income. The member-borne flexi-access withdrawal fee is £10 per withdrawal.
  16. The projections assume that no withdrawals are made prior to Scheme Pension Age.
  17. The projected growth rates for each fund have been calculated using the Capital Market Assumptions shown in Table 3, less inflation which is assumed to be 2.5% per annum.
  18. For Lifestyle Strategies the projections take into account the changing proportion invested in the different underlying funds over time and the growth rates may be a blend of those shown above where there is a blend of different asset classes. Any data used within the illustrations is the data held by the Trustee as at 31 December 2021.
  19. These are not projections of your own pension account within the SEI Master Trust. To view these please refer to your annual benefit statement for an estimate of your pension; view your account online; or contact the SEI Administration Team for assistance T: 0800 0113540 or E: seic@capita.co.uk
  20. All the figures illustrated here are only examples and are not guaranteed - they are not minimum or maximum amounts.  You could get back more or less than this and you may also get back less than the amount that you have invested.

SEI Master Trust Net Investment Return as at 31/12/2021

The information in this Appendix is intended to help you to understand how your investments are performing.

Net Investment Returns (NIRs) refers to the returns on funds minus all transaction costs and charges.

NIRs are different for different Sections. This is because fees charged vary between Sections due to their individual requirements and the operational complexity of each. The different charge categories (A, B, C etc.) described below each relate to a different Section of the Trust.

You can view the NIRs for your Section of the Trust by viewing your account online and/or contacting the SEI Administration Team for assistance T: 0800 0113540 or E: seic@capita.co.uk.

Default Investment Option: Lifestyle Strategy - Charge E

 

The table below details the Net Investment Returns (NIR) of the Default Investment Option available to you through your pension scheme. Further information on your investment options can be found within your plan literature and fund factsheets. Notes and assumptions used for these illustrations are shown at the end of this document.

Table 1 – Net Investment Returns (1-5 Year)

In the table below, the Trustee has shown the total net investment returns of the Default Investment Option based different age members in the scheme. Data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. For illustrative purposes only. 

Age

12 months

3 years

5 years

35

19.51%

45.10%

51.75%

45

14.78%

37.96%

44.36%

55

10.15%

26.46%

28.68%

Table 2 – Individual Fund Option Net Investment Returns

The table below shows the net investment returns of the individual investment options available through your pension scheme. Further information on your investment options can be found within your plan literature and fund factsheets. Data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. For illustrative purposes only. 

Fund Name

12 months

3 years

5 years

Bonds

 

 

 

SSgA Sterling Liquidity

-0.03%

0.87%

1.62%

SSgA Over 5 Year Gilts Index

3.97%

24.63%

27.14%

SEI UK Core Fixed Interest

-4.38%

11.37%

13.47%

SEI Global Fixed Income

-2.80%

5.31%

5.33%

SEI Global Opportunistic Fixed Income

-1.76%

8.80%

8.60%

Equity

     

SSgA UK Equity Index

16.99%

24.45%

27.34%

SEI UK Equity

19.02%

23.40%

26.94%

SSgA Global Equity 50:50 Index

16.40%

39.73%

47.60%

SEI Global Select Equity

26.84%

52.04%

56.54%

SEI European (Excluding UK) Equity

16.81%

44.00%

48.12%

SEI Emerging Markets Equity

-0.69%

31.57%

43.87%

SEI Pan European Small Cap

17.99%

55.62%

59.67%

SEI Japan Equity

2.83%

15.98%

21.47%

SEI Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan) Equity

-2.53%

21.41%

23.41%

SEI US Large Companies

26.16%

65.26%

78.36%

SEI US Small Companies

29.81%

52.88%

52.64%

BMO Responsible UK Equity

20.94%

84.30%

142.16%

Multi-asset

     

SEI Defensive

0.65%

4.01%

3.06%

SEI Moderate

5.95%

13.56%

14.18%

SEI Core

8.99%

24.27%

25.79%

SEI Growth

15.30%

35.80%

39.04%

SEI Aggressive

19.59%

43.09%

48.20%

Net Investment Return Illustration notes and assumptions

  1. From 1 October 2021 Trustees of all relevant pension schemes, regardless of asset size, are required to calculate and state the return on investments from their default investment options and self-select funds, net of transaction costs and charges.
  2. Net investment returns have been documented dating back over the past scheme year and then the past three and five years.
  3. Net investment returns have been calculated as a percentage of growth that would have been experienced for an investment made at the beginning of the past scheme year (1 January 2021) to the scheme year end (31 December 2021), and the cumulative growth over three years on an investment made on 1 January 2018 up to 31 December 2021; and the cumulative growth over 5 years on an investment made on 1 January 2016 up to 31 December 2021.
  4. Returns are shown as an annual geometric average being the annual net return which, when compounded over time, delivered the return shown.
  5. The Trustee has taken account of total investment costs. Total investment costs means the Total Expense Ratio plus all fund transaction costs.
  6. The Total Expense Ratio (TER) combines the annual management charges and other expenses (such as auditing and registry fees). Other than transaction costs, the TER covers all member-borne investment charges.
  7. Transaction costs are a necessary part of buying and selling a fund’s underlying investments, in order to achieve their investment objective, to raise or invest cash and to satisfy client requirements.
  8. Transaction costs are provided by the investment managers who invest money for the Trustee. Transaction costs are calculated using the so-called “Slippage methodology” which measures the market value prior to a trade, and the value of the assets once the trade has been made. Transaction costs have been based on an average of the previous 5 years’ transaction costs or, where data is available for fewer than 5 years, an average of transactions costs over the years for which data is available.
  9. The SEI Master Trust invests directly into funds managed by SEI or alternative investment managers.
  10. For Lifestyle Strategies the age of the member is the age of the member at the start of the reporting period. For Lifestyle Strategies illustrated in Table 1, the investment returns take into account the changing proportion invested in the different underlying funds over time and the growth rates may be a blend of those shown above where there is a blend of different asset classes.
  11. For more information relating to your own pension account within the SEI Master Trust view your account online and/or contact the SEI Administration Team for assistance T: 0800 0113540 or E: seic@capita.co.uk
  12. Data is correct as at 31 December 2021.