Hargreaves Lansdown is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Lefley as the new Head of HL Corporate Solutions, a leading provider of workplace employee benefits, working with more than 500 employers including more than a third of the FTSE 100.
Chris Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Hargreaves Lansdown;
“The changing face of workplace pensions continues to present challenges for both employers and employees, with auto-enrolment, pension freedoms and the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution all feeding through the system, not to mention the fundamental problem of inadequate savings levels. Our approach to workplace savings is different as we believe nearly everyone can and should take an interest in money matters and make good financial decisions, and this is central to improving changes in savings behaviour. People need help to get there, and that means providing them with the right information, in the right way and at the right time.
Stephen has many years of experience in workplace pensions and savings, from the largest corporates and consultancies through to SME's, and we are delighted he has chosen to join Hargreaves Lansdown.”
Stephen Lefley, Head of HL Corporate Solutions, Hargreaves Lansdown;
“We have ambitious plans at what is an exciting time for the business. Auto-enrolment has positively transformed the availability, quality and membership of workplace pensions. However a good pension scheme is only a part of the wider process needed to fully engage people with their workplace savings and retirement options whilst satisfying the due diligence obligations of trustee boards and scheme sponsors.”
About Stephen Lefley
Stephen was Head of Corporate Distribution and latterly Growth and Relationships for Zurich between 2007 and 2017. During that period he helped them to grow DC assets to a multi-billion pound business. Prior to this Stephen worked at Standard Life, once again serving the needs of the UK's largest corporates, trustees, scheme sponsors and employee benefit consultancies.
About HL Corporate Solutions
HL Corporate Solutions provides products and services appropriately packaged for individuals to benefit from within the workplace, working with employers and trustee boards on their pension and wider employee benefits. These services include:
- Group Self Invested Personal Pension
- Flexible Benefits Platform
- Workplace financial information and education
- Pension Transfer Service
- Sharesave/ Share Incentive Plan maturities and roll-over
- ISA, Junior ISA, Lifetime ISA and general investment accounts
- Regulated financial advice for scheme members
- Comprehensive at retirement service including annuity and drawdown services
The service also provides Trustee and Scheme Sponsor governance reports as applicable to satisfying The Pension Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority standards of care and due diligence.