Retirement planning, collating information and managing costs are among the best ways for defined contribution (DC) members to optimise their retirement income according to WEALTH at Work.
More than 60% of trust-based schemes do not provide access to a flexible drawdown facility, suggesting a slow response to the April freedoms, according to Willis Towers Watson.
There is considerable uncertainty over how the new DC governance rules fit in with the existing framework, finds Stephanie Baxter
Measuring value for money is difficult because it is completely subjective but there is a way forward, finds Stephanie Baxter
Elston Consulting has written guidance to help trustees assess and report on value for money in defined contribution (DC) schemes.
The 0.75% charge cap on auto-enrolment default funds does not prevent investors from using active management in volatile sectors where it can add value, says HSBC Global Asset Management.
Fraudsters targeting pension pots in the wake of freedom and choice reforms are increasingly linking their efforts to investment scams such as fine wines and overseas property, Citizens Advice has warned.
An industry-wide defined contribution (DC) scheme for maritime employers and employees will launch on 1 August, providing full access to the recently-introduced pension flexibilities.
Defined contribution (DC) schemes at some of the UK’s biggest companies are speeding up diversification of their default funds, according to a report by Schroders.
PP looks at the investment products rolled out in response to the Budget changes and charge cap
A group of pension schemes have said their biggest challenge is improving engagement with members, in research conducted by the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF).
BlackRock has launched its first drawdown offering for pension schemes to capitalise on the Budget freedoms introduced earlier this month.
Alternative investments can be a good fit for DC but the 0.75% charge cap makes it difficult for schemes to diversify into them. Stephanie Baxter looks at what trustees can do.
Prudential has launched a set of multi-asset funds for corporate pension schemes and changed its default lifestyle strategies following the April pension freedoms.
PP looks at research finding managers are charging higher fees than ever
In the first of a two part research project Professional Pensions asks readers how last year's Budget and the DC charge cap are affecting investment strategies.
PP looks at why good drawdown solutions must 'remember the members'
Drawdown products must be designed around member engagement as investment solutions “cannot be a panacea”, according to RBS head of group pensions Carol Young.
HSBC Global Asset Management has introduced a range of cost-efficient retirement funds for the defined contribution (DC) pension marketplace.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a call for evidence on disclosure of transaction costs.
More than half of asset management firms will not reduce fees for the April charge cap on defined contribution (DC) default funds, according to a poll.
PP looks at the latest proposals to actually tell schemes what they pay asset managers
The abolishment of short service refunds (SSRs) will force some defined contribution (DC) schemes to switch to lower-cost investment strategies, consultants have warned.
The DC charge cap could push out good quality managers and products, says Stephanie Baxter