DC pensions: Where can they invest in private equity?

PEI's interactive chart takes a look at some markets beyond the US that permit defined contribution plans to invest in private equity, and the regulations governing their participation.

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.

Private Equity International‘s interactive chart below takes a look at some other markets that permit DC schemes to invest in the asset class, and the regulations governing their participation.