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‘A-Day opportunity for mass market’

Investment Management Association chief executive Richard Saunders has called for the fund management industry to step forward as the provider of individual pension savings schemes.

He says A-day changes represent a historic opportunity for the fund management industry to provide products to the mass market and suggests the industry can cut charges to nearer to institutional rates by setting up a fund supermarket style agency in partnership with the government.

Saunders says the key to such a deal is to form a partnership between the public and private sectors.

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