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L&G predicts Solvency II will make drawdown more attractive than annuities

David Hutchins, head of defined contribution at AllianceBernstein, said income withdrawal would account for 50% of the UK’s retirement market in the next five years, as traditional annuity products appear less suitable for people facing 20 or more years in retirement.

March 3, 2010
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Professional Pensions

DC members wary of making investment decisions

More than two thirds defined contribution members are reluctant or unprepared to make active investment decisions about their pension, research by AllianceBernstein finds.

February 23, 2010
Professional Pensions
 

AB Press Release

Two out of three DC pension savers are “accidental investors”

More than two thirds (69%) of UK savers in defined contribution (DC) pensions are “reluctant” or “unprepared” investors, according to research published today by AllianceBernstein. The findings come as increasing numbers of workers are relying for much of their retirement income on DC pension schemes, which throw the responsibility for choosing investments onto savers themselves.

February 23, 2010
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AB Press Release

AllianceBernstein launches bespoke default investment strategy for DC pension savers

A bespoke range of funds for Defined Contribution (DC) schemes, combining the best features of the traditional approaches of lifestyling and balanced (diversified growth) strategies, is launched today by AllianceBernstein.

January 25, 2010
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Engaged Investor

Making flexibilty your friend

Flexibility in defined contribution design has benefits for members, trustees and sponsoring employers, says Will Allport of AllianceBernstein.

October 27, 2009
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Engaged Investor

Focusing governance where it matters most

David Hutchins of AllianceBernstein suggests that defined contribution schemes could use their limited governance resources more effectively.

October 27, 2009
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