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Mansion House Revisited: CDCs and DB Superfunds

Spare a thought for people working in the pensions industry as they try to digest not one, but ten policy documents from the government, all released at the same time.

On our last podcast we discussed some of the main ideas of the Mansion House reforms – merging smaller funds, securing better value for money for members, and investing more in UK business.

Phil’s back with Tom McPhail and Charlotte Moore to examine three papers we didn’t touch last time.

First, we have CDCs – a new alternative to traditional pension schemes where savings are all pooled into a collective fund.

Second – is there a future for DB superfunds, championed by the Tony Blair Institute?

And finally – should there be consolidation in the Local Government Pension Scheme, which has 6 million members in 86 separate funds….