As the first reports under the cost transparency templates become due, Charlotte Moore looks at how schemes and their consultants can use the data
The Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) has set out plans to launch the long-awaited cost disclosure templates for pension schemes in mid-May.
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.
An industry group has been launched to implement, promote and encourage the use of five cost disclosure templates developed earlier this year.
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).
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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.
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.