Transaction costs

See how the value of a member's pension pot is affected by transaction costs and the member management charge

What are transaction costs?

Costs are incurred by investment funds when assets are bought, sold, or lent by the fund. These are called ‘transaction costs’.

Our members’ pension pots will be affected by such costs as these reduce the net investment returns of the funds.

There are various types of transaction costs, eg brokerage fees, stamp duty and custodian fees, foreign exchange levies and bid/offer spreads.

Breakdown of our transaction costs

The transaction costs for each of our investment funds are as follows…

Investment fundImpact on returns
Global Investments (up to 85% shares) Fund-0.004%
Global Investments (up to 100% shares) Fund-0.01%
Global Investments (up to 60% shares) Fund0%
Pre-Retirement Fund0%
Ethical Fund0%
Annuity Fund-0.01%
Shariah Fund-0.01%
Cash Fund0%

Being clear

We’re keen to make pensions as transparent as possible – so we want our members to be clear on how our costs and charges could affect the value of their pension pot over the short and long term.

The projections below for the scheme year ending on 31 March 2019 have been provided to show estimates of the impact of both transaction costs and our member management charge on the value of an example pension pot – for our default investment option (the ‘balanced’ investment profile) and for each of our investment funds.

The effect of these costs and the management charge on the value of a pension pot would depend on how much is contributed and for how long, as well as which fund it’s invested in. The figures below are all based on an assumed starting pot value of £1,500 and a gross contribution of £90 a month.

Please note that these charges may change over time, and these values are not guaranteed.

Projections for the scheme year ending on 31 March 2019…

Default investment option: ‘balanced’ investment profile

The ‘balanced’ investment profile gradually moves the investment of the member’s pension savings, on an annual basis, to lower-risk investments as they approach their selected retirement age. This process is known as a ‘glidepath’ and it begins 15 years before the member’s selected retirement age.

The ‘balanced’ investment profile is the default option so if you’re a member of The People’s Pension and you haven’t changed your investment choice, this is the one that will apply to you.

Find out more about how investments work with The People’s Pension

Table of pension pot value projections for the ‘balanced’ investment profile

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,670£2,660
3 years£5,260£5,210
5 years£8,200£8,080
10 years£17,300£16,900
15 years£29,700£28,500
20 years£46,300£43,800
25 years£68,000£63,600
30 years£96,600£88,900
35 years£132,000£120,000
40 years£174,000£156,000
45 years£222,000£196,000

The assumed growth rate for the ‘balanced’ investment profile is made up of the Global Investment (up to 85% shares) Fund at a 4.5% growth rate, gradually switching into the Pre-Retirement Fund at a 3% growth rate in the last 15 years.

Global Investments (up to 85% shares) Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Global Investments (up to 85% shares) Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,670£2,660
3 years£5,260£5,210
5 years£8,200£8,080
10 years£17,300£16,900
15 years£29,700£28,500
20 years£46,300£43,800
25 years£68,000£63,600
30 years£96,600£88,900
35 years£133,000£121,000
40 years£181,000£162,000
45 years£243,000£214,000

The assumed growth rate for the Global Investment (up to 85% shares) Fund is 4.5%.

Global Investments (up to 100% shares) Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Global Investments (up to 100% shares) Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,680£2,670
3 years£5,310£5,250
5 years£8,320£8,200
10 years£17,800£17,300
15 years£31,000£29,700
20 years£48,900£46,200
25 years£72,900£67,900
30 years£104,000£96,400
35 years£147,000£133,000
40 years£203,000£181,000
45 years£276,000£242,000

The assumed growth rate for the Global Investment (up to 100% shares) Fund is 5%.

Global Investments (up to 60% shares) Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Global Investments (up to 60% shares) Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,660£2,650
3 years£5,210£5,160
5 years£8,080£7,960
10 years£16,900£16,400
15 years£28,600£27,400
20 years£43,800£41,500
25 years£63,600£59,500
30 years£89,000£82,100
35 years£121,000£110,000
40 years£162,000£146,000
45 years£214,000£190,000

The assumed growth rate for the Global Investment (up to 60% shares) Fund is 4%.

Pre-Retirement Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Pre-Retirement Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,640£2,630
3 years£5,110£5,060
5 years£7,850£7,730
10 years£16,000£15,500
15 years£26,300£25,300
20 years£39,400£37,400
25 years£55,700£52,200
30 years£75,900£70,300
35 years£100,000£92,200
40 years£131,000£118,000
45 years£168,000£150,000

The assumed growth rate for the Pre-Retirement Fund is 3%.

Ethical Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Ethical Fund

Year in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 Years£2,680£2,670
3 Years£5,310£5,260
5 Years£8,320£8,200
10 Years£17,800£17,300
15 Years£31,000£29,700
20 Years£48,900£46,300
25 Years£72,900£68,000
30 Years£104,000£96,600
35 Years£147,000£133,000
40 Years£203,000£181,000
45 Years£276,000£243,000

The assumed growth rate for the Ethical Fund is 5%.

Annuity Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Annuity Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,640£2,630
3 years£5,110£5,060
5 years£7,850£7,730
10 years£16,000£15,500
15 years£26,300£25,300
20 years£39,400£37,400
25 years£55,700£52,200
30 years£75,900£70,200
35 years£100,000£92,000
40 years£131,000£118,000
45 years£168,000£150,000

The assumed growth rate for the Annuity Fund is 3%.

Shariah Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Shariah Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charges deducted
1 year£2,680£2,670
3 years£5,310£5,250
5 years£8,320£8,200
10 years£17,800£17,300
15 years£31,000£29,700
20 years£48,900£46,200
25 years£72,900£67,900
30 years£104,000£96,400
35 years£147,000£133,000
40 years£203,000£181,000
45 years£276,000£242,000

The assumed growth rate for the Shariah Fund is 5%.

Cash Fund

For those with more confidence in investing, rather than choosing one of our investment profiles or remaining in our default investment profile – members can decide for themselves where their pension savings are invested if they want to, by choosing from our investment funds.

Find out more about our investment funds and how to self select

Table of pension pot value projections for the Cash Fund

Years in schemePot value before costs and chargePot value after costs and charge deducted
1 year£2,620£2,610
3 years£5,010£4,960
5 years£7,620£7,510
10 years£15,100£14,700
15 years£24,300£23,400
20 years£35,500£33,800
25 years£49,000£46,000
30 years£65,200£60,500
35 years£84,500£77,600
40 years£107,000£97,600
45 years£134,000£121,000

The assumed growth rate for the Cash Fund is 2%.

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