The People’s Pension’s parent, not-for-profit B&CE, has been offering low-cost pensions to workers in the building trade for many years prior to the launch of auto-enrolment. A key advocate of stakeholder pensions in the previous decade, it has now grown into one of the biggest auto-enrolment master trusts, with 1.7 million members. No master trust holds more assets in its default.
The People’s Pension’s default operates an 80/20 equity bond approach in the growth phase, moving to 38 per cent equities 5 years before state retirement age. Performance has been very close to the Corporate Adviser Pensions Average (CAPA) in the growth phase, with an average level of risk, and has been above average 5 years pre-retirement.