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Index fund cost comparison between Japanese DC and DB plans

Oct. 2019

by Hisashi Kaneko

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.

*Organization names and job titles are current as of the publishing dates

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Hisashi Kaneko

Senior Researcher,
Financial Market & Innovation Research Department

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