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Faith Glasgow 21 October, 2021 | 9:34AM
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Pension schemes are huge, and hugely influential, beasts. Scheme membership has widened massively over recent years as a result of auto-enrolment, with almost eight in 10 UK employees now enrolled in a workplace pension.

Clearly, then, they play a critical role in the country’s investment landscape. According to the latest government data, private sector pension funds had a market value of £2.2 trillion; in comparison, the latest market value of Isas stood at more than £600 billion. For most people, pensions (alongside their homes) are the biggest investments they ever make.

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Faith Glasgow  Faith Glasgow is a freelance journalist specialising in pensions and investment trusts