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New members from 01/01/2013 onward have been entered into the Hybrid section of the scheme. In this section of the scheme members simultaneously accrue two separate pensions, a defined benefit pension which is administered by our office and a defined contribution pension which is administered by the SEI Master Trust team. If you are in this section of the scheme then you should expect to receive information from both our office and from the SEI Master Trust and should be aware that these communications may be referring to separate benefits.

The full scheme rules are available at: The CPS Scheme Rules  and 2004 Scheme Changes

If you are looking for forms or reporting a death please see the CPS homepage.

On this page this you can find-


Detailed Guidance

SEI Master Trust



The following two documents offer an overview of the Hybrid section of the CPS and provide a good starting point for understanding your pension-

The Hybrid Guide (PowerPoint Booklet)

University Assistants Staff Pension - A Simple Guide 


Detailed Guidance

The following factsheets cover specific areas of the Hybrid section of the CPS in more detail-

Factsheet 1 Eligibility

Factsheet 2 Retirement Benefits

Factsheet 3 Defined Contribution Basics

Factsheet 4 Defined Contribution Provider

Factsheet 5 Defined Contribution Fund

Factsheet 6 Defined Contribution Investment Guide

Factsheet 7 Defined Contribution Retirement Guide

Factsheet 8 Contributions

Factsheet 9 Salary Sacrifice

Factsheet 10 Topping Up your Benefits

Factsheet 11 Early Retirement

Factsheet 12 Late Retirement

Factsheet 13 Pension Increases

Factsheet 14 Death Benefits

Factsheet 15 Leaving Service

Factsheet 16 Ill Health and Incapacity Benefits

Factsheet 17 Transfers

Factsheet 18 Divorce

Factsheet 19 State Pension Benefits

Factsheet 20 Disputes and Complaints

Factsheet 21 Flexible Retirement

Factsheet 22 Absence (including Maternity / Paternity, sabbatical and sickness leave)


SEI Master Trust

Members of the Hybrid section of the CPS simultaneously accrue a defined benefit pension which is administered by our office and a defined contribution pension which is administered by the SEI Master Trust team.

Members can view and manage their SEI Master Trust pension online here.

Unless you have chosen otherwise the SEI Master Trust will invest your fund using the default investment strategy outlined in the following factsheet:

SEI Default Fund

Below are links to factsheets for the full range of investment funds that are available to members of the SEI Master Trust.

If you wish to make changes to the investment strategy for your SEI Master Trust fund you can use the link above to view and manage your SEI Master Trust pension online.

Funds (* denotes where used in the default strategy)

SEI Asset Allocation (Multi-Asset) Funds

1. SEI Aggressive Fund

2. SEI Growth Fund

3. SEI Core Fund *

4. SEI Moderate Fund *

5. SEI Defensive Fund

SEI investment (Asset Class) Funds

6. SEI Global Select Equity Fund

7. SEI Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan) Equity Fund

8. SEI Emerging Markets Equity Fund

9. SEI European Ex-UK Equity Fund

10. SEI Japan Equity Fund

11. SEI Pan European Small Cap Fund

12. SEI UK Equity Fund

13. SEI US Large Companies Fund

14. SEI US Small Companies Fund

15. SEI Factor Allocation Global Equity Fund *

16. SEI Global Opportunistic Fixed Income Fund

17. SEI Global Fixed Income Fund

18. SEI UK Core Fixed Interest Fund

Externally Managed Funds

19. BlackRock Market Advantage Strategy Fund

20. Columbia Threadneedle Property Fund

21. Columbia Threadneedle Responsible UK Equity Fund

22. State Street global Advisers (SSgA) Global Equity 50/50 ESG Screened Index Sub Fund

23. SSgA Sterling Liquidity Sub-Fund *

24. SSgA Sterling Non-Gilts Bond All Stocks ESG Screened Index Fund

25. SSgA UK Conventional Gilts Over 15 Years Index Fund

26. SSgA UK Index Linked Gilts Over 5 Years Index Fund

27. SSgA UK ESG Screened Equity Index Sub Fund

28. SSgA All World ESG Screened Equity Fund