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Cancer Research UK Retirement Plan

How your pension is invested

When you join the pension plan, the contributions that you and/or Cancer Research UK make are invested in either a fund or a lifestyle profile that has been chosen for you. This is called the default investment option.

The default investment option for Cancer Research UK Retirement Plan is the Flexible Lifestyle (Tobacco-Free). The Flexible Lifestyle (Tobacco-Free) factsheet provides information about the aims and charges.

Although it’s considered a suitable choice for most members, the default investment option doesn’t take into account your personal circumstances or future plans. With this in mind, given that you can make your own investment decisions, it’s worth considering whether it’s currently the most appropriate place for your pension savings to be invested.

Cancer Research UK have selected a range of core funds, found in the Core Funds Guide, to make it easier to choose your own investments without having to look at the full range.

For more information on your investments, see Fund information. For specific details about your funds such as their up-to-date performance and unit prices, visit our Fund centre.

If you think you want to make your own investment decisions, visit Investing your pension pot for the things you need to consider.

Responsible Investing

As well as caring about your financial future we believe that we have a responsibility to consider the impact that the companies that we invest in have on the world around us. You can find out more about how the money from your pension is invested to make a difference on our Environment, Social and Governance Hub.

Investing your pension pot

Some of the things to think about, should you decide you want to make your own investment decisions.

Your investment guide

The basics of investing, like how funds and lifestyle profiles work, and the things they invest in.

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Manage your account

Keeping up to date with your pension savings is easy with our online service, Manage Your Account.