PLSA supports Investment Association’s Disclosure Code announcement

27 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it intends to respond to the Investment Association’s (IA) latest consultation, Enhanced disclosure of charges and transaction costs.

The asset management industry recognises the need to provide a clearer explanation of the costs associated with delivering investment returns. Therefore the goal of the Disclosure Code is to develop a consistent and comprehensive framework that will allow fund and asset managers to deliver underlying charges and transaction cost information using standard definitions, regardless of the distribution channel and the way in which this information will eventually be presented to clients.

Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said:

“The PLSA has always recognised the importance of understanding transaction costs in order to ensure value for money on behalf of scheme members; and it’s good to see the IA taking steps to standardise disclosure. We will respond to the consultation, with a focus on ensuring that the code permits consistency and comparability.

“We urge our members and the pensions industry as a whole to respond to this important consultation.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

THE PENSIONS AND LIFETIME SAVINGS ASSOCIATION

We’re the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association; the national association with a ninety year history of helping pension professionals run better pension schemes. Our members include over 1,300 pension schemes with 20 million members and £1 trillion in assets, and over 400 businesses. They make us the voice for pensions and lifetime savings in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.

Our purpose is simple: to help everyone to achieve a better income in retirement. We work to get more money into retirement savings, to get more value out of those savings and to build the confidence and understanding of savers.

MEDIA CONTACTS FOR THE PENSIONS AND LIFETIME SAVINGS ASSOCIATION

Lee Blackwell, Head of Media & PR, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1726, M: 07713 073 023, E: lee.blackwell@plsa.co.uk

Babak Mayamey, PR Manager, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1718, M: 07825 171 446, E: babak.mayamey@plsa.co.uk

Kathryn Mortimer, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1748, M: 07901 007 713, E: kathryn.mortimer@plsa.co.uk

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