The U.K. proposed that DC plans can exclude performance fees from the fee cap to widen the spectrum of asset classes in which they invest.
U.K. rules meant to streamline investing in private equity and other illiquids don't solve DC plans' issues with investment.
TPT Retirement Solutions will invest $74 million of its defined contribution multiemployer plan's assets in private equity-like investments.
The U.K. government's attempt to encourage DC investment into alternatives is missing a major issue: managers fees are still too high.
Defined contribution plans in the U.K. are thinking more seriously about adding illiquid asset classes to their default investment options.
U.K. defined contribution plans are missing out on higher returns due to a lack of investment in venture capital.
U.K. DC plans should view investments through the lens of accessing the parts of the economy that provide the right value for participants.
Record keepers across Europe are shedding their defined contribution units as the business model gets more complex.
Many U.K. experts said a capital buffer should not be included in the country's version of a collective defined contribution plan.
European defined contribution plan sponsors are reconsidering the value of smart beta investments because of disappointing performance.
Money managers are set to tilt defined contribution business in Europe toward retail distribution channels.
The strength of retirement systems is not a reflection of plan participants' happiness, said research by State Street Global Advisors.
New markets are opening up in Europe for managers looking to increase defined contribution business.
Retirement plans across Europe are working to minimize the effects of portfolios overly focused on domestic markets.
Money managers and DC plan sponsors in the U.K. are being challenged by regulations requiring disclosure of transaction costs.
Money managers in Europe are seeing signs that alternatives soon will become a more important part of DC plan default options.
DC plan executives should make greater use of variable-rate debt to minimize losses in life-cycle or target-date strategies, experts say.
DC plan executives in Europe are putting greater emphasis on derivatives to help protect returns.
New regulations are changing the DC landscape in the U.K., prompting money managers and others to take a new look at opportunities.
Target-date funds providers see the profiling of plan participants as the next opportunity in the growing European market.
Participants would see higher returns and lower risk if life-cycle strategies were included in the PEPP, a new study finds.
New firms are joining established money managers in an effort to serve the growing defined contribution market in Europe.
DC plans across Europe increasingly consider actively managed allocations as low-cost diversification is harder to achieve.
U.K. corporate retirement plans are turning to target-date funds in the wake of pension freedoms adopted in 2015.
Government-led initiatives to boost creation of multiemployer, multicountry retirement plans are opening opportunities for money managers across the Continent.