Monthly Archives: April 2009

Novel pricing model


My freind Sarah has five kids, four of whom are financially literate , one who isn’t. This last kid is 20, lives at home and has recently been told that his wages must be paid into a bank account. He went to Sarah and … Continue reading

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What would you do?


Guy phones his boss complaining of flu-like symptoms, boss tells him that’s not pig-flu it’s a hangover. Guy comes into office and infects 20 people. Resulting class action breaches Employer Liability limits- outcome 1000 people out of work permanantly. Guy … Continue reading

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Is Fiduciary Management right for small DB plans?


Fiduciary Managers have tended to market themselves to plans with substantial assets (say £100m +). My interest is in the smaller plans where the need for Fiduciary Management is probably greater but the means to pay for the complex strategies commonly … Continue reading

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We never had it so good


The Government’s bid to biff the pension rich may end up hurting the pensions poor far more. Continue reading

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D I Versify


And it is no picnic in this neck of the wood
Where the bear’s are no teddies and your shares are no good.
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Could verse get worse?


My Dad writes poetry and no one reads it He posts it on the kitchen door and he concedes it Is a maudlin and narcissistic occupation And here am I in filial emulation For those of you who do not know … Continue reading

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