Transparency Benchmarking Service

Costs  •  Governance  •  Performance •  Responsible Investing  

CEM’s expertise in transparency comes from our collaboration with Top1000funds.com to create the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark (GPTB).

The GPTB is a world first global benchmark for transparency of pension disclosure, bringing a focus to transparency, in a bid to improve pension outcomes for members. It ranks 15 countries on public disclosures of key value generation elements for the five largest pension fund organizations within each country.

To explore the results, analysis, and insights of the GPTB, we encourage you to visit the GPTB's microsite in this page.

For pension funds looking to take the insights of the GPTB to the next level, we are offering a custom Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds. Continue reading this page to get all the details including how to contact our team for more information.

A Roadmap for Funds to Improve Transparency

Pension funds and other asset owners worldwide are striving to adopt higher transparency and disclosure standards for the benefit of their stakeholders. Where is your fund in this journey? More importantly, how will you keep up with industry best practices?

With mounting pressure and scrutiny from media, regulators, boards, peers, and the public to improve public disclosures, the industry is speeding up the implementation of transparency best practices for the benefit of their beneficiaries, stakeholders, and ultimately: the world.
Transparency is a critical practice that impacts the whole organization. From communicating how organizations create value for stakeholders, to the disclosure of critical governance, performance, cost and responsible investment factors; transparency remains at the heart of everything an organization does.

Transparency Matters

Far beyond the moral imperative that recognizes transparency “is the right thing to do” there is plenty of evidence that shows how greater transparency leads to better outcomes, including:

  • Improved decision making. Transparency and accountability go hand in hand.
  • Clarity of purpose that comes from simplifying and communicating complex issues.
  • Improved relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including beneficiaries, plan sponsors, regulators, suppliers, and concerned citizens.
  • Improved stewardship. After all, management’s duty is to do their best to the benefit of their stakeholders.
  • "Trust is a critically important success factor. Transparency builds trust. Transparency is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do."

    - Mike Heale, CEM Benchmarking

    To support asset owners in this goal, CEM is offering a custom Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds. This is a strategic tool that helps funds speed up the implementation of transparency best practices and builds a great foundation for transparency leadership in our industry.

    How does the Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds work?

    The Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds is a comprehensive assessment that covers major impact areas and consider critical goals in your transparency journey. It will help you:

    Get a third-party
    Transparency Assessment
    Demonstrate
    Transparency Efforts
    Identify Gaps for
    Improvements
    Implement Best
    Practices

    Across four major strategic impact areas

    The Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds provides insights into four impact areas.

    Costs

    Governance and
    Organization

    Performance 


    Responsible
    Investing (RI)

    Specifically, the Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds will help you:

    What to do next?

    If you want to discover how the Transparency Benchmarking Service for funds can help your organization improve transparency, inquire about our custom report. Click the button below and fill out the form on the next page. Our team will contact you shortly to discuss. Hope to meet you soon. Learn More