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FT launches pensions intelligence platform

The Financial Times today announces the launch of schemeXpert.com, a premium, subscription-based pensions platform for trustees and scheme managers in the UK who require direct access to essential information from the world’s most trusted sources.

The schemeXpert.com editorial content will be produced by a dedicated in-house editorial team and includes insight from leading consultants, lawyers, investment houses and research bodies, as well as aggregated news and analysis from the FT and its pension titles.

“SchemeXpert.com is an essential tool for anyone actively engaged in the UK pensions industry. At the Financial Times, we understand the need for timely, relevant and insightful information of the highest quality and we’ve taken these principles and applied them to schemeXpert.com. Users will only ever receive information that’s of genuine use to them and adds a real benefit to the work they do,” says Owen Walker, Editor of schemeXpert.com.

The new service provides a secure private hub, where documents can be safely shared, articles posted for group reading and content exchanged. The service also aims to raise industry standards and improve decision making through the use of peer-to-peer forums.

The platform also comes with a number of special features, including:

  • A personalised user experience, tailored to the user’s scheme, whether that’s content types, communications preferences, or the look and feel of the home page

  • Improved governance through the ability to share intelligence with trustees, view best practices, read key research and cascade documents

  • The ability to help raise standards by creating reading lists and the storing and sharing of information in a more transparent, cohesive and visible way

  • Benefit of two forums: one exclusively for scheme managers and one that includes scheme providers

Users will have access to one article a month before registering. Registration will then give the user five free articles a month, beyond which they will be asked to subscribe.

The launch will also be supported by a marketing campaign which will include advertisements in UK pension titles and the FT pension portfolio.

Further information can be found on: http://www.schemexpert.com/

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About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the newspaper, printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 378,497 (ABC figures July 2010), while FT.com has over 2.6 million registered users and 149,047 digital subscribers. The FT’s combined print and paid digital circulation is 563,026 (Deloitte assured, July 2010) and it has a combined print and online average daily readership of 1.9 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2009).

For further information, please contact:
Drew Benvie / Annie Woodhead / Ben Matthews, 33 Digital
T: + (0) 44 20 7608 2500

Tom Glover, Financial Times,
+44 20 7775 6840


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