Pension Funding in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pension Funding Market Research Report | SIC K65.300 | Jun 2014

In funds: New legislation is changing the industry and encouraging take-up

IBISWorld’s Pension Funding market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pension Funding industry provides an income for those that no longer work. The UK pension system comprises a mandatory state component and a private component, but the Pension Funding industry excludes the state pension system. The industry has endured volatile conditions over the past five years. Financial markets have been turbulent since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, so investment returns have fluctuated considerably. At the same time, voluntary contributions have come under pressure from rising unemployment and falling real incomes. However, automatic enrolment in pension schemes, which was introduced in October 2012, positively influenced contributions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Pension Funding industry has moderate barriers to entry. Barriers are higher for occupational schemes, which require employees to make contributions.

Economies of scale

Scale is important in the industry. Larger funds enjoy substantial economies of scale with regards to investment options and fund expenses. These funds have the capacity to invest in asset classes such as commercial property and alternative investments, which may be beyond the reach of smaller funds. Larger pension funds also exhibit lower average costs per member given that fixed costs can be distributed more evenly, as opposed to smaller funds that cannot spread the burden of managing a pension fund as successfully as a larger fund... purchase to read more


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What is the Pension Funding Industry?

The Pension Funding industry provides retirement benefits for people no longer earning an income. The industry includes both occupational and personal pension schemes. State pensions are excluded.

Industry Products
Defined benefit schemesDefined contribution schemesHybrid schemes
Industry Activities
Operating occupational pension schemesOperating personal pension schemes

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