Six asset managers have been praised for their "exceptional transparency" in reporting transaction costs and charges to clients including pension schemes.
A pensions bill expected next year must include law to require schemes to collect, publish and analyse cost transparency data from their asset managers, MPs have been told.
A platform to help pension funds collect and analyse cost data, such as transaction costs, has been launched by Chris Sier, who has played an integral role in the fight for transparency.
An industry group has been launched to implement, promote and encourage the use of five cost disclosure templates developed earlier this year.
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A Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) working group has recommended five institutional cost disclosure templates, although it says these should not be made mandatory.
Almost all listed asset managers have now signed up to the transparency code that launched 12 months ago to help local government funds get better cost data, writes Stephanie Baxter
Trustees could benefit from a standardised template for the disclosure of investment transaction costs and charges from as early as April, Chris Sier has said.
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Chris Sier has called on investment consultants to take the lead on disclosure of costs and charges as for too long asset managers have not put pension clients first.
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Darren Philp explains why The People's Pension has published a full breakdown of transaction costs and is backing the introduction of a 'comply or explain' soft cap for such charges on DC funds.
The combination of lack of trust, poor transparency, and inadequate retirement funds will cause "civil unrest" in the next few decades, Andy Agathangelou warns.
Gregg McClymont has been appointed to senior positions at the Pensions Quality Mark (PQM) and the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) working group on institutional transaction costs.
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The transparency code set up in June for the £217bn Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is quickly gaining traction among asset managers, with the total number of signatories reaching 12.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Chris Sier to chair its working group on disclosure of costs and charges for institutional investors.
The transparency campaigner has welcomed the regulator's proposals for cost disclosure, refuting claims the asset management industry's code has been created without independent oversight.
Baillie Gifford and Montanaro are the first asset managers to sign up to a new transparency code to help the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) get a better handle on investment costs.
Stephanie Baxter says the launch of a transparency code shows the balance of power is finally starting to move in the direction of investors.
As a transparency code is launched for the Local Government Pension Scheme, Stephanie Baxter looks at how it could set a gold standard across the industry.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) has launched a transparency code to help schemes get a better handle on their costs and fees.
Failure to communicate Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment costs in the right way could lead to misunderstandings among members, says Jeff Houston.