Almost half (42%) of respondents have never made a change to their defined contribution (DC) pension investments, according to research by Alliance-Bernstein.

In their defined contribution survey, which questioned 500 employees who save into a DC pension, found that 22% believe changes to pension investments are not their responsibility.

The research also found:

55% of respondents either do not open or only skim read the letters and emails circulated by their pension provider.

41% of respondents believe it is sufficient for their DC pension investments to be monitored for adjustments at least once every six months.

73% of respondents either have no idea or just a vague idea of the date they will retire.

53% of respondents aged over 55 are unsure of their retirement date.

Source: Alliance Bernstein

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