Ros explains why pension charges need to be capped, even though the latest auto-enrolment schemes seem to have lower fees. Workers in small firms need protecting if their employers cannot negotiate good terms.
Steve Webb’s announcement that a cap on pension fund charges will not be rushed through for April 2014 is welcome and sensible says Ros
Ros submitted a response to the DWP consultation on pension fund charges
Ros explains why she believes that driving down charges too far could dumb down pensions and that controls on annuity charges and value for money is far more important than whether AMCs are 0.5% or 0.75%.
Ros explains why the focus on charge caps for auto-enrolment pension schemes is not enough to ensure good value for customers. NEST’s own charging structure and the excessive fees on annuities are also important issues to address.
Stock Market Wire highlighted Ros’ warnings that employers will need to prepare early for the challenges of auto-enrolment
On the first anniversary of auto-enrolment, Ros explains that the easy part of the reform is behind us, but there are huge challenges ahead
Ros’ interview on Citywire highlighting that advisers have big role to play in helping employers set up auto-enrolment (from 3 minutes in)
The FT’s Financial Adviser magazine highlighted Ros’ views that a charge cap on auto-enrolment schemes should apply to NEST as well, with its 1.8% initial charge being replaced by an annual charge
Article on Stock Market Wire website commenting on Ros’ calls for NEST charges to be overhauled, to get rid of the 1.8% initial charge