The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed plans to incorporate performance fees in the charge cap, but the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) warned performance fees are “not the only headache” for defined contribution (DC)...
Government proposals to employ a charge cap smoothing mechanism in a bid to incentivise defined contribution (DC) pension scheme investment in illiquid assets could have the opposite effect, says the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
It is “perverse” that not all defined contribution (DC) members are offered investment in illiquid asset classes, according to Lane Clark & Peacock head of DC Laura Myers.
The government will press ahead with plans to use the “largely untapped pool of capital” in defined contribution (DC) schemes to invest in venture capital and growth equity assets.
Collective defined contribution (CDC) savers should be allowed to access pension freedoms when the scheme is rolled out, last week's Pensions Buzz respondents said.
The default charge cap for defined contribution (DC) investment strategies should not be amended to make it easier to access illiquid assets, a majority of last week's 91 respondents said.
Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget speech was entirely devoid of any mention of pensions, but the documents do include some things for the industry to take note of. Professional Pensions rounds up the eight key Budget plans and shortcomings.