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Charges, returns and transparency in DC: What can we learn from other countries?
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) held a policy seminar on 20th November 2018 to launch the report Charges, returns and transparency in DC: What can we learn from other countries? sponsored by Which?. The report compares data for Defined Contribution (DC) workplace pension schemes from Australia, The United States, The Netherlands and Sweden to explore the levels of disclosed costs and charges in each country in the context of each country’s pensions system, the investment returns achieved and also the transparency and effectiveness of the governance oversight of charging.
Around 40 people representing a broad range of interests within Government, the investment industry, the pensions industry and the third sector attended the seminar.
Caroline Normand, Director of Policy, Which? opened the event and welcomed the research.
Laurie Edmans CBE, PPI Governor, as chairperson for the event welcomed attendees and introduced the panel. He suggested that the discussion needed to look at charges in perspective relative to the very substantial fall in UK charges occasioned by regulations which ensued from the introduction of stakeholder pensions, and the much wider impacts on pension pot size, of variations in default fund investment returns which have become apparent.
Nick Hurman, Independent Consultant for PPI and author of the report presented the findings of the research...
To download the full event write up, please click here.