The Future Book: unravelling workplace pensions 2016 Edition

The PPI held a policy seminar on 29 September 2016 to launch its second report, in a series of annual reports, called The Future Book: unravelling workplace pensions, commissioned by Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

The Future Book sets out available data on the Defined Contribution (DC) landscape, explores emerging trends and provides PPI projections of future asset levels, scheme distribution and median DC pot sizes. It provides commentary and analysis on DC trends by leading thinkers in the pensions policy world.

Around 70 people representing a broad range of interests within Government, the investment industry, the pensions industry and the third sector attended the seminar. 

Sandra Wolf, Editor, Pensions Expert, chaired the seminar.

Andrew Brown, Director, Defined Contribution, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, and explained the need for a report like The Future Book.

Daniela Silcock, PPI Head of Policy Research, presented the findings of the Research. To download the presentation, please click here. 

Chris Wagstaff, Head of Pensions and Investment Education, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, considered how behavioural interventions could encourage people to boost their retirement savings given the inadequacy of retirement provision in the UK. To download his presentation, please click here.

Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive of the Pensions Advisory Service discussed the complexity of pensions and the difficulty consumers have in understanding them. To download her presentation, please click here.

Mark Fawcett, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director, Investment and Member Proposition, National Employment Savings Trust said that many people will continue to rely on behavioural nudges pushing them towards the right pensions decisions.


To download the write-up of the seminar, please click here.

For information on the press release, please click. 

For information on the report, please click here.