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The Role of Costs in Irish Pension Fund Performance
Stewart, Jim; McNally, Bridget
This paper highlights the lack of transparency in the reporting of overall cost levels incurred by Irish pension schemes and demonstrates the impact of costs on pension fund performance. The paper relies on primary and secondary data analysis of financial statements of Irish pension schemes over a six year period. The paper finds that a significant portion of costs incurred by Irish pension schemes are not disclosed separately in the schemes’ financial statements. This results in a significant lack of transparency as to overall costs incurred annually by pension schemes. The RIY impact of pension fund costs (administrative and all other charges) over the lifetime of a scheme highlights the need for greater focus to be placed on cost efficiencies and competitiveness in any proposals for pension reform in Ireland
Keyword(s): Economics, Finance & Accounting; Pension fund; Ireland; Transparency; R.I.Y. impact; Cumulative effect; Finance
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Stewart, Jim and McNally, Bridget (2013) The Role of Costs in Irish Pension Fund Performance. Working Paper. National University of Ireland Maynooth. (In Press)
Publisher(s): National University of Ireland Maynooth
File Format(s): application/pdf
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First Indexed: 2020-01-31 06:42:25 Last Updated: 2020-04-02 07:15:50