The U.K. government's attempt to encourage DC investment into alternatives is missing a major issue: managers fees are still too high.
Record keepers in the U.K. have had to step up their efforts to protect participant data from cyberrisks under new regulations.
Defined contribution plans in the U.K. are thinking more seriously about adding illiquid asset classes to their default investment options.
National Employment Savings Trust boosted its assets 111% to £5.7 billion ($7.4 billion) for the 12 months ended March 31.
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.
U.K. DC participants could see an average 10% higher retirement income if illiquid assets were permitted in their plan's default strategy.
Money managers are set to tilt defined contribution business in Europe toward retail distribution channels.
National Employment Savings Trust boosted its assets 20.6% in three months to £4.1 billion as of Sept. 30.
U.K. multiemployer plans should reconsider their allocations as they grow, said Guy Opperman, U.K. minister for pensions.
Money managers in Europe expect to take some defined contribution business away from insurers thanks to new regulations.
Some U.K. DC plan trustees think their investment strategies will never catch up to the sophistication of DB plans, a survey finds.
Money managers in Europe are seeing signs that alternatives soon will become a more important part of DC plan default options.
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.
U.K. and U.S. research clinics have teamed up to explore ways of bettering retirement plan designs for low- to moderate-income earners.
Participants would see higher returns and lower risk if life-cycle strategies were included in the PEPP, a new study finds.
Defined contribution plans in the U.K. are actively thinking about how to incorporate infrastructure into portfolios