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Cost Transparency

Across the pensions and wider investment universe, we are increasingly hearing the topic of costs and charges being discussed. Asset owners are seeking greater insights into the costs they are incurring and at the same time, regulators and industry bodies are devoting more time and effort to providing a framework which will capture and disclose these costs.


We've been partnering with pension funds since 2011 on cost transparency

We connect pension funds with a powerful cost transparency reporting solution to give them clarity on their costs and help them promote strong governance.

We have been collecting data and reporting on cost transparency results since 2011, gaining deep experience that’s difficult to match today. Since then, we have honed and improved our processes and technology to create a powerful and flexible cost transparency solution with a focus on meeting the unique needs of pension funds.

Our Flexibility Drives Results

Success in cost transparency reporting relies on the consistent and accurate collection of data from investment managers, regardless of asset class. Flexibility drives success and that’s why we accommodate a range of industry standard templates to collect costs and charges data – such as the Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI), LGPS Code of Transparency (LGPS) and Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA). This flexibility drives our 99.8% success rate in obtaining costs and charges information from the international investment managers we work with.

Combining the power of hands-on data analytics with the flexibility and the knowledge of pension fund sector experts

The Cost Transparency & Benchmarking Solution

Cost Transparency & Benchmarking (CT&B) is an innovative dashboard that is optimally designed to support Trustees with their governance duties. Its intuitive and accessible platform offers a comprehensive and transparent overview of a pension schemes cost information and also provides the relevant detail to support deeper understanding. Undertaking cost transparency can empower schemes with cost data, revealing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which can enable them to make better, informed decisions.

The solution:

  • Identifies and captures an advanced spectrum of pension and investment cost data.
  • Helps you to recognise what you are paying and appreciate the value of the services you receive.
  • Enables comparison with a universe of data, that truly puts your costs into perspective.
  • Brings your pension cost data to life.
  • Available online or via an App.

KAS BANK has been successfully supporting over 65 pension schemes in the Netherlands with their cost transparency requirements to report on costs to the Dutch regulator. KAS BANK introduced cost transparency for UK pension schemes in 2017. 

To find out more about KAS BANK's cost transparency solution please visit our dedicated information resource: https://insightdiscovered.com/cost-transparency/


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Scott Foster

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Scott Foster

Product Specialist, Cost Transparency & Benchmarking
+44 20 7153 3664