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PLSA comments on Institutional Disclosure Working Group recommendations

05 July 2018

The Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG) has now made its recommendations to the Financial Conuduct Authority (FCA). The full report, including the templates, will be released in full once a new body or group is convened in autumn 2018 to curate and update the framework as needed in future.

Commenting on the recommendations, Joe Dabrowski, Head of Governance & Investment, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said:

“The PLSA wants to see an institutional investment market that works efficiently, competitively and in the best interests of scheme members. A cornerstone of any well-functioning market is transparency. This is why we have been proud to work with the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG) on defining and measuring the full cost of investing.

“We were particularly focused on making sure that the data produced becomes information, which can be used by trustees to understand and manage their costs. The templates currently under review by the FCA will help firms to present costs and charges in a consistent and standardised way. We look forward to continuing to work with the industry and the FCA to take forward the recommendations made by the IDWG.”


Robyn Margetts, Head of Media and PR, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1726, M: 07713 073023, E: [email protected] 

Kathryn Mortimer, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1748, M: 07901 007713, E: [email protected]


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