Growing interest: Automatic enrolment has driven expansion over the past five years

The industry only includes private pensions and excludes state pensions. Industry revenue, which is calculated by combining contributions and investment returns, increased over the past five years. The increase in contributions was fuelled by the phased introduction of automatic enrolment in pension schemes, which began in October 2012. Unemployment levels also fell, which supported the industry because contributions to occupational pension schemes tend to rise when more people are in work. Nevertheless, the Retail Distribution Review, which came into effect in 2013, is expected to have constrained the increase in contributions. Meanwhile, investment income grew over the period, despite some volatility, aided by significant quantitative easing more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The introduction of automatic enrolment in 2012 supported growth over the past five years
  • Automatic pension enrolment and falling unemployment have supported growth in contributions
  • Although automatic enrolment will be fully phased in by 2018, contributions are set to rise until April 2019
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    London is one of the world's largest financial centres. An estimated 54.4% of the pension schemes in the United Kingdom are based in the capital city. Scotland is the second most important centre for pension funding, with pension schemes located mainly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Approximately one million people are employed in the UK financial services sector, with an estimated 30% of these employees based in London. The largest fund managers, hedge funds, asset consultants and other downstream players are also based in London. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol are other important financial centres...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pension Funding Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pension Funding Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as FTSE 100 and year bond rate in the Pension Funding industry impact industry performance..

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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 from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Defined benefit schemes
  • Defined contribution schemes
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating occupational pension schemes
  • Operating personal pension schemes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • FTSE 100
  • year bond rate
  • Gross national savings rate
  • National unemployment rate
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • Investment income
  • Contributions rise
  • Profit margins
  • Structural changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Pension contributions
  • Investment income
  • Profitability
  • Pension legislation changes
  • Table: Pension Funding Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pension Funding Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fund Management Activities
  • Life Insurance
  • Other Activities Auxiliary to Insurance and Pension Funding

  • Products & Services
  • Defined benefit schemes
  • Defined contribution schemes
  • Chart: Pension Funding Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Occupational pension schemes
  • Personal pension schemes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pension Funding Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    Net growth (profit)Benefit paymentsWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pension Funding

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pension Funding Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pension Funding Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pension Funding Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Any payment made to beneficiaries.
  • Contribution
  • Money paid into pension schemes by employees and employers.
  • Defined Benefit Scheme
  • A pension scheme under which benefits are determined by the value of assets when members retire.
  • Defined Contribution Scheme
  • A pension scheme under which benefits are determined by the member's salary and the length of their tenure upon retirement.
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