DC pensions: Where can they invest in private equity?

There are countries that show including alternatives in DC pension plans is achievable, but not without pain points.

A June letter from the US Department of Labor has cleared the way for defined contribution pension plans to dabble in private equity without fear of legal reprisals.

Although technically the birthplace of private equity as we know it, the US is a relative newcomer when it comes to unlocking the potential held in DC pensions. Australia, the UK and Chile, on the other hand, are among those that could be considered early movers.

The below interactive chart which first appeared on sister title Private Equity International takes a look at some other markets that permit DC schemes to invest in the asset class, and the regulations governing their participation.