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Pensions adequacy for Defined Contribution (DC) members saving for retirement continues to be a major issue despite industry developments in recent years. A Master Trust is often seen as a simple, all-in-one solution to DC pension provision, with scale and independent governance seen as key to delivering a better outcome for members. However, choosing the right Master Trust is hard, not only due to subtle differences between them, but largely as delayed gratification makes it unclear whether the ’right’ choice has been made until members retire.
For some time now there has been a drive to encourage the investment of defined contribution funds in long-term, illiquid asset classes.
“Despite our previous interventions, both with individual firms and across the sector, we think the risk of harm from unsuitable advice remains unacceptably high.” FCA, Policy statement on pension transfer advice (June 2020)
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a Call for Evidence seeking views on the effectiveness of costs, charges and transparency measures in protecting pension member outcomes. In particular, the DWP wants input on the ‘level and scope’ of the charge cap that applies to Defined Contribution (DC) default arrangements used for auto-enrolment. This could mean a squeeze on providers to bring charges down – although this doesn’t automatically guarantee better value...
Pensions Administration has to be one of the most exciting jobs in the world. With the drift towards Defined Contribution (DC), the importance of administration, automation, Artificial Intelligence and member communication makes it even more so. While everyone gets excited about FANGS (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Spotify), I can quite happily get my kicks right here, right now.
“My parents are in a high risk category”, “my partner’s been furloughed”, “I’m burning through cash” and “the market has dropped 30%” – in unsettling times people need clear, reassuring information. Otherwise there’s a danger they might be tempted to make kneejerk decisions and derail their retirement plans.