Nationwide partners with SS&C to transform adviser-sold retirement plan business

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Insurance and financial services company Nationwide has partnered with SS&C to support and enhance its adviser-sold retirement plan platform. 

The strategic partnership will enable Nationwide to expand its advisor-sold retirement plan business and enter new markets. 

“Partnering with SS&C will allow Nationwide to accelerate our efforts to offer the value-added solutions that today’s plan sponsors and participants demand,” says Eric Stevenson, president of Nationwide’s retirement plans business. “This partnership will move up the timing of our platform modernisation efforts and allow us to introduce new and enhanced capabilities, all while delivering an extraordinary experience.”  
Nationwide has been an AWD business process management client since 1997.
Under the agreement, Nationwide will transform its advisor-sold retirement business and transfer its management onto SS&C Retirement Solutions’ platform in 2021. SS&C will handle the technology, administration and record-keeping processes for this segment on its end-to-end digital platform. 
“We are pleased to be working with Nationwide to bring an enhanced digital experience to its customers,” says Mike Sleightholme, General Manager. “The agreement reinforces a trend we see with large retirement players such as insurance, asset management and advisory firms embracing strategic outsourcing partnerships. We look forward to supporting Nationwide’s advisor-sold retirement business growth.”