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Most popular content from the PLSA in 2020

16 December 2020

We’ve taken a look at the stats to bring you a selection of the PLSA content you enjoyed most this year, across our policy thought leadership, member support and guidance, Made Simple Guides and events.  

SUPPORT FOR PLSA MEMBERS

Implementation Statements Guidance and Templates
Our guidance and vote reporting templates on the production of new Implementation Statements were our most downloaded resources of 2020.

DC Chair’s Statement
We worked with a number of legal firms and advisors, and TPR, to make sure our DC Chair’s Statement template is clear about how legislative requirements should be applied in practice – and it has proved very popular with members. 

Cost Transparency Initiative
The industry standard for institutional investment cost data continues to help schemes collect information and assess value for money. In total the templates have been downloaded more than 20,000 times. 

POLICY

DC Decumulation: Final Recommendations
The confusing range of options for accessing retirement savings is potentially leading to poor decision-making and poorer retirements. We set out plans for a new regulatory framework to help savers with the complex decisions they face. 

A Changing Climate
Climate change is a systemic risk for pension funds. After speaking to more than 80 of our members we've identified some key recommendations to overcome the obstacles to climate-aware investing.

Events

An Economist Walks into a Brothel
What can the pensions industry learn about risk management from sex workers, horse breeders, big wave surfers and professional poker players? Economist and author Allison Schrager answered this question back in March.

Guy Opperman, MP
After focusing on climate change at this year’s Investment Conference, the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion gave a wide-ranging speech on the Pension Schemes Bill, consolidation, AE contributions and other key issues at our Annual Conference.

Pensions, Economy, Society
A panel of leading industry experts debates the role of pensions during a period of dramatic change triggered by the global pandemic, financial crisis and outrage over racial discrimination and economic inequality. 

MADE SIMPLE GUIDES

GMP Equalisation Made Simple
The long saga of GMP equalisation continued in 2020. By far the most popular Made Simple Guide of the year tackled this complex issue with a road map for your scheme’s GMPE project. 

Diversity and Inclusion Made Simple
Diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions and achieve better outcomes. This guide, a first for the pensions industry, covers the concepts and practical steps to help promote greater inclusivity.

Climate Indexes Made Simple
Our third most popular guide of the year will help you understand climate change indexes and how they could help promote good stewardship and mitigate one of the most important long-term investment risk factors for investors.