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PMI News Investment Insight

Lifestyle vs. Target Date funds

Tim Banks dispels some of the myths about target date funds and explains why the provide stronger governance for investors, more robust risk management, greater sophistication of investment thinking.

December 1, 2013


Why Target Date Funds are Going Mainstream

We believe target date funds (TDFs) could soon become the rule rather than the exception in pensions.

September 27, 2013
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PMI News Investment Insight

Why target date funds are going mainstream

The Office of Fair Trading has forecast that over six million of us will be contributing around £11 billion to workplace pensions by 2018. We believe half of that could end up in target date funds. Read why we think their simplicity, flexibility and, ultimately, performance potential is giving them mainstream appeal.

September 1, 2013

DC Focus: Default Funds In the driving seat

Auto enrolment is creating a generation of disengaged pension savers who are crying out for help, argues Tim Banks, our Head of DC Client Relations. Only a default approach that uses target date funds can provide them with the guidance and governance they need, he believes.

June 28, 2013
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PMI News Investment Insight

Managing DC portfolios for the future, not the past

At a time of historically low interest rates, renewed inflation threats and unpredictable markets, it’s never been more important that DC savers’ investment strategies are managed to take account of likely future events rather than what’s happened in the recent past, says David Hutchins, our Head of DC Investments.

June 3, 2013
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Getting the Best of DB Investment Strategies in DC

The issues facing DC pension schemes look a lot like those confronting their DB counterparts, says Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations. Getting the best of DB investment strategies in DC means adopting flexible target date funds as the default approach, he argues.

May 1, 2013
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Corporate Advisor

Why target date funds work better for all

Meeting the reality of modern work means putting a professional fund manager in charge of the default DC pension strategy, while maintaining flexibility about retirement dates, argues Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations.

April 19, 2013
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Pensions Week

The DC Debate

Our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations, Tim Banks, discusses some of the latest issues surrounding defined contribution pensions with others involved in the industry.

March 18, 2013
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PMI News Investment Insight

Members’ expectations are more important than ever

The onset of auto enrolment means it is vital that defined contribution (DC) pension provision lives up to savers’ reasonable expectations. Unfortunately, says Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations, we don’t think the standard DC default fund measures up to the challenge.

March 4, 2013
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