Monthly Archives: May 2009

Biker to Banker


Cycling through the city this morning I saw a well-dressed banker walk into the road attached to his mobile phone. After doing an emergency stop, the cyclist in front of me  asked “excuse me sir, is this road part of your  PFI … Continue reading

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Is this the way to sort out the public sector pension problem?


Jersey has gone through a bit of bad press in the past twelve months- if you read Private Eye you  might reckon Terry Le Sueur, former Finance Minister and current First (prime) Minister, the epitome of offshore chicanery. I spent a … Continue reading

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A fine poem by Wallace Stevens


Sunday Morning  Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair, And the green freedom of a cockatoo Upon a rug mingle to dissipate The holy hush of ancient sacrifice. She dreams a little, and she … Continue reading

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Pension Pounds


Isn’t it time that the Treasury considered issuing bonds that expired with the bearer? Continue reading

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Regret risk


Here error is all in the not done,
all in the diffidence that faltered . . .

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Wake up and smell the coffee


If the shift from corporate to personal provision is to happen, it had better happen fast. My guess is that the shift will be from corporate to “under” provision, unless individuals get serious about retirement provision.
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Let’s hear it for Pension Managers


Pension Managers are becoming the forgotten heroes of UK pensions and that’s not good enough.
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