Contract DC targets uplift
Although not the whole answer, the arrival of modern target date funds can represent a major upgrade to contract-based defined contribution plans by the addition of a professional fund manager and asset allocation oversight, argues Bob Campion.
December 10, 2012
PMI News Investment Insight
Customising your DC default
Flexible target date funds allow nearly all DC pension schemes to customise their investment strategy, helping to bring the best of defined benefits to the new world of defined contribution, according to Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations.
December 1, 2012
Creating a bespoke DC default
The advent of flexible target date funds has brought customised investment strategies within the reach of nearly all defined contribution pension schemes, argues Tim Banks, our head of DC Sales and Client Relations.
November 21, 2012
Can defaults accommodate the active investor?
In a word “yes”, argues Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations, as long as the scheme embraces target date funds as part of an intelligent engagement programme.
October 25, 2012
Can defaults accommodate active investors?
A default approach that meets the reasonable expectations of most savers is the starting point in keeping active investors aboard a DC pension scheme, argues David Hutchins, our Head of DC Investments.
October 8, 2012
Is your DC default fit for purpose?
With auto enrolment upon us, HR directors may feel that they have more pressing matters than DC pension default funds to worry about right now, but Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations, says it would be a mistake to ignore them.
October 1, 2012
The age of default funds
In this panel debate on DC pension default approaches and member engagement, David Hutchins, our Head of DC Investments, argues that a good default can actually work out better for savers than attempts to increase their engagement.
September 21, 2012
Volatility, friend or foe?
David Hutchins, our Head of DC Investments, explains how volatility can hugely improve outcomes for pension savers when it is harnessed intelligently.
September 21, 2012
DC defaults: will they work for you?
Can lifestyle approaches really meet the expectations of the millions of new savers in DC pensions following auto enrolment, asks Tim Banks, our Head of DC Sales and Client Relations?
September 12, 2012