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Transaction cost debate: where to next?

Posted by Donny Hay on Jun 21, 2017 3:39:15 PM

First published in Pension Funds Online, 09 June 2017

The asset management industry is not used to having the spotlight shone on it, however it has come as a result of the debate on costs and charges. Donny Hay looks at the importance of transparency when dealing with costs.

In her January 2017 article titled "Understanding the transaction cost debate" my colleague Alison Bostock asked how DC trustees and Investment Governance Committees (IGCs) can meet their duty to assess whether transaction costs are value for money.

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Topics: Transaction costs, cost transparency, sustainability, investment transaction costs

What is your plan B? The question few scheme managers dare to ask

Posted by Richard Butcher on May 31, 2017 10:48:23 AM

If you want to know if your service provider will be around long enough to service your pension scheme, ask them how they propose to adapt, says Richard Butcher, managing director of PTL.

There are, it is said, only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. Despite this (and even though we spend a lot of time talking about tax) death is an almost taboo subject for discussion.

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Topics: sustainability

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