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Savings for Retirement (formerly Defined Contribution Participation, Accumulation and Decumulation)

This Research Working Party will seek to develop an understanding of Defined Contribution pension information in the public domain in the UK and overseas of relevance to the Working Party’s Terms of Reference

This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Different approaches to DC pension saving in selected other countries.
  • Highlighting successful techniques used to improve engagement, expertise or outcomes of pension savers / employers and consider if any such techniques from overseas could be transferable to the UK
  • Approaches to investment and risk sharing
  • Estimating and financing expenditure requirements in retirement


This research working party initially undertook a review of the UK and overseas Defined Contribution pension market, focussing mainly on the areas of participation and decumulation. The working party has since been carrying out research into the development of rules of thumb for the purpose of helping consumers to plan how much they need to save for their retirement in order to achieve their retirement objectives.

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“ A sessional meeting took place on 20 May 2019 titled “Rules of Thumb” with the link to the sessional event as currently is.

Chair: Stephen Hyams
Membership: 7
Established: 2016


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