Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2015 | 15:13 |
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.
Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2015 | 12:30
Managers’ fees have risen ahead of inflation even when they underperform with fee levels for some mandates have risen by a shocking 60%, LCP analysis reveals. Stephanie Baxter considers the findings.
Professional Pensions | 01 Apr 2015 | 10:37 |
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.
Professional Pensions | 27 Mar 2015 | 12:46 |
Amid concerns many investment solutions are failing to ‘remember the members’, Stephanie Baxter asks what good drawdown products should look like.
Professional Pensions | 19 Mar 2015 | 12:15
Drawdown products must be designed around member engagement as investment solutions “cannot be a panacea”, according to RBS head of group pensions Carol Young.
Professional Pensions | 17 Mar 2015 | 12:06 |
HSBC Global Asset Management has introduced a range of cost-efficient retirement funds for the defined contribution (DC) pension marketplace.
Professional Pensions | 04 Mar 2015 | 13:02 |
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a call for evidence on disclosure of transaction costs.
Professional Pensions | 02 Mar 2015 | 11:41 |
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.
Professional Pensions | 20 Feb 2015 | 12:46 |
The Investment Association is finally tackling the issue of disclosing portfolio churn but the road to full transparency is going to be long and fraught, finds Stephanie Baxter.
Professional Pensions | 13 Feb 2015 | 12:16
The abolishment of short service refunds (SSRs) will force some defined contribution (DC) schemes to switch to lower-cost investment strategies, consultants have warned.
Professional Pensions | 05 Feb 2015 | 11:33 |
The April charge cap could push out good quality managers and products, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Professional Pensions | 03 Feb 2015 | 09:00 |
As asset managers ponder how to make money in a DC world of scale and low costs, Stephanie Baxter asks if this could compromise quality.
Professional Pensions | 30 Jan 2015 | 11:55 |
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