Important message for DC members

To all Defined Contribution plan members, please use the following link to access an important message from Aviva regarding investments in the current Coronavirus crisis.

The Trustees would also like to inform all Defined Contribution members that Aviva have informed them that trading has been suspended in the Threadneedle Pensions Property IE fund. This is due to the current market volatility and the difficulty in accurately valuing underlying property investments, this means that until the suspension is lifted members invested in this particular fund will not be able to make any withdrawals from this particular fund, this includes surrenders, switches, transfers or partial redemptions. Aviva will advise when the suspension is lifted when the market returns to normality. Aviva have also informed trustees that they have robust business continuity plans in place and staff are able to work normally from home. However should the virus result in severe short- term staffing shortages then payments to members and the protection of vulnerable members will be given priority.