Funds in LGPS Central will be given additional assistance to assist collection and analysis of investment costs after the pool partnered with KAS Bank.
Six asset managers have been praised for their "exceptional transparency" in reporting transaction costs and charges to clients including pension schemes.
Support for cost disclosure templates must be followed by help to make sense of the data, says Jonathan Stapleton.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator criticising Sir Philip Green's latest plans for the Arcadia pension schemes.
The Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) has set out plans to launch the long-awaited cost disclosure templates for pension schemes in mid-May.
This week's top stories included an accountant admitting fraud and making employer-related investments in the latest criminal prosecution pursued by The Pensions Regulator.
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.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must ditch the methodology used to calculate transaction costs incurred by investment of defined contribution (DC) funds as a matter of urgency, the Investment Association (IA) says.
The majority of Pensions Buzz respondents said directors who avoid obligations should be penalised.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has launched an inquiry to ask whether the pensions industry provides "sufficient transparency" of charges, strategy and performance to savers.
Pension scheme investment decision-makers are most worried about a lack of cost efficiencies and transparency in the asset management industry, according to latest research.
Granting statutory protection to pre-1997 benefits in defined benefit (DB) schemes would be an unfair cost to sponsors and would force even more closures, according to this weeks' Pensions Buzz respondents.
Over 170 asset managers have rejected an initiative which requires better disclosure of fees UK public pension funds are charged, despite increased regulatory pressure on costs throughout the industry.
The industry has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) working paper on the information available to trustees on the fees and quality of investment consultants and fiduciary managers.
Defined contribution (DC) schemes will face new duties to disclose investment costs and charges as the government presses ahead with a bid to build a more transparent and trustworthy pensions sector.
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PTL has introduced an investment cost assessment service to slim down and simplify costs and charges scrutiny for trustees.
This year will see consolidation, cyber risk and cost transparency dominate the industry's focus as schemes bid to improve value for money and meet data protection requirements.
The pensions and financial inclusion minister has rejected suggestions that the government is dominated by Brexit discussions and has no time to deal with pensions issues.
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.
Defined contribution (DC) occupational schemes will be forced to disclose to members costs and charges associated with investing their retirement pots, the government has announced.
A raft of consultations and draft regulations will greet the industry over the coming weeks and months, the pensions and financial inclusion minister confirms.