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What does value for money in a DC default look like?

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There is a worrying lack of consensus in the DC default market around investment strategy and risk. Hymans Robertson’s Rona Train says outcome-focused trustees and independent governance committees will conclude that younger members can tolerate risk, while older members can pay for protection.

Plastic Lamborghinis: The worrying FCA Retirement Outcomes Review

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From the blog: The Financial Conduct Authority’s latest Retirement Outcomes Review presented some interesting statistics, particularly for those of us in the business of designing pre-retirement investment strategies.

More than a million defined contribution pots have been accessed since pension freedoms were implemented in 2015. We also discovered that 72 per cent of those were accessed by people under 65; 53 per cent of pots accessed were fully withdrawn; and 90 per cent of those accessed were under £30,000.

For me, three conclusions of particular note can be drawn from these figures.

Employers need to step closer to the ‘advice line’

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Hymans Robertson's Rona Train looks at how employers can do more to give access to advice or guidance to pension scheme members.

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