Research Paper FSA Occasional Paper Series 13
Paying for pensions. An international comparison of administrative charges in funded retirement-income systems
01 Nov 2000
High charges for personal pensions were one factor in the personal pensions mis-selling debacle in the United Kingdom. They continued to arouse concern among politicians and commentators. The Labour government, with its new flagship ‘stakeholder’ pension, chose to regulate both the structure of charges and their level. This paper assesses the international experience of charges in funded retirement-income systems, drawing on evidence from fourteen countries with very diverse policies.
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