Are you familiar with the type of personal pension scheme that allows individual to own investments that are permitted by the HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs)? If not, then you should know that it is known as the SIPP pension.
Under this scheme provided that the scheme administrator is a co-trustee to implement control, you as a member may own assets (thru individual trust). This feature is different with usual types of personal pension, where your provider as trustee will control and own the assets.
Here are three general types of SIPP, wherein the pension industry named them towards industry terms which best describe them:
- Hybrid. In this, only part of the assets is to be self-invested, for some must be at all times in custody of usual insured funds. Requiring insured funds are common from typical providers in order to get their product charges.
- Deferred. Under this, although some providers offer direct access to mutual funds, most assets are held in insured funds. Until an indefinite date, self-investment is ‘deferred’ in this. Luckily, some newly available types of this provide 1,000 plus fund options to allow less restriction.
- Full. With this, there are no restrictions in access to many allowed classes of investment assets.