Closed-ended funds for DC: An underexplored route?

David Whitehair says such fund structures can provide easier access to alternative assets

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David Whitehair is director of institutional DC at Janus Henderson Investors
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David Whitehair is director of institutional DC at Janus Henderson Investors

Over the past couple of years the UK government has been clear in that it would like defined contribution (DC) pension schemes to play a much greater role in its “levelling up” agenda.

For this to happen DC schemes must join other institutional investors in investing in alternative assets. But, in our view, the DC industry's interest in alternative assets is yet to translate into meaningful...

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