Retirement software firm Dunstan Thomas is set to bring in Legal and General’s pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding when he leaves in August.
Mr Boulding will provide advice and support to the firm’s growing pre- and at-retirement product development team to ensure its new post-freedoms offerings meet the needs of providers and their customers.
The firm added that Mr Boulding will also assist in early planning and consultation phases with clients to ensure Dunstan Thomas’s expanding ‘Imago’ toolset is working for customers as they come on board.
At the end of May, the Tax Incentivised Savings Association also announced that they would be bringing Mr Boulding on as their new policy strategy director.
The two roles will apparently not clash, with Dunstan Thomas’ managing director Natanje Holt already chair of Tisa’s retirement policy council.
Mr Boulding, who will take up the role of principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas, stated that one of the largest challenges that providers face today is member engagement.
“Auto enrolment has made joining very easy, but we now need to encourage policy holders to really think about the retirement outcomes they are heading for.
“Also, as they approach retirement, they need to be able to weigh up the new decumulation options; I’m a passionate believer in the need for better member engagement pre- and at-retirement.”
Chris Read, chief executive at Dunstan Thomas, the new signing will help them gain deeper engagement with providers and enable offerings to meet customers’ needs more precisely.