European Defined Contribution 2016: Winning Strategies in a Growth Market

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This annual report, in its seventh iteration, examines the shift among European pension systems away from defined benefit and toward defined contribution (DC) models, and the offerings that are emerging. It delves into tax and regulatory regimes and how these affect the design of schemes. It analyzes product development, the evolution of platforms, delivery mechanisms, the evolving role of consultants, and trends in fees for DC products and various European pension markets.

Data comes from more than 30 qualitative interviews with asset managers, pension funds, consultants, government officials, and regulators representing more than €535 billion (US$593 billion) of pension assets under management. In addition, investment consultants to UK and Continental DC schemes that advise on European pension assets of more than €2.9 trillion and European DC assets of €613 billion completed the Cerulli European Pension Consultants Survey.

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  • In-depth analysis of latest developments in the regulatory and political forces shaping Europe’s pension landscape
  • Review the latest default fund offering trends and opportunities for growing DC asset management business in Europe
  • Examine the key qualities cited for winning DC pension plan business and how the industry is adapting to cost pressures
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