Friday November 27, 2020

Pensions under scrutiny as fees come into view

The government's focus on the impact of charges comes as investors watch fund values tumble and pension deficits widen amid volatile markets and tight fiscal policy, writes Emma Kennedy.

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Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection: pension fees are under investigation by her department. Photo: PA

The government's focus on the impact of charges comes as investors watch fund values tumble and pension deficits widen amid volatile markets and tight fiscal policy.

The government will be putting the pensions industry under the microscope in a few weeks when it publishes its study on pension charges.

The amount of money various service providers take out of clients' retirement savings has long been a source of controversy and debate, as even seemingly small...

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