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Capital Markets & IT -lakyara vol.308 Asset Management

Index fund cost comparison between Japanese DC and DB plans

Oct. 10, 2019

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Defined contribution (DC) pension plans have long had a reputation for being more expensive than defined benefit (DB) plans in terms of asset management fees. Today, however, DC plans in Japan are approaching cost-wise parity with DB plans, at least for passively managed assets, by virtue of participant-friendly regulatory policies that have driven down index fund fees in DC plans.

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