Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mallowstreet party- September 22nd


  Come join the mallowstreet community for our first ever Summer Party! If you are already a member of mallowstreet, all you need to do is mail Elena.DelPino@mallowstreet.com If you are not a member of mallowstreet (why not?) press here and … Continue reading

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Easy cynicism – tough measures.


Like you…I can’t see this ConDem coalition lasting five years.  But let’s not forget that minority government is possible – and practically the more so if you are incumbent and have already much of your political-philosophy driven legislation in place. … Continue reading

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Time to get behind Pakistan


People matter more than politics and the problems associated with cricket but more worryingly with terrorism and religious extremism are as nothing to the plight of the people of Pakistan who we should support financially in every way we can.

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To have and to have not


Sometimes you don’t have to say anything- the love is just so big. Continue reading

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The Value of Advice to BBC Pension members


The true cost of a mandatory program would be many times that quoted, the actual cost of a voluntary program could be considerably less.

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In place of strife


As we contemplate the impact of industrial strife as the structural changes to pensions (and elsewhere) are rolled out, we need to be looking to the solutions that have worked. Perhaps this is one of them.
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Introduction to Trusteeship


The environment in which pension scheme trustees operate has never been more complex
and there is no doubt that the role of the pension scheme trustee is under more scrutiny
than ever before.
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Money worries


She asked me to imagine her situation by thinking about mine. “Imagine”- she said, “what you have promised to pay for in the next twenty years”. Continue reading

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Stealthy progress from the life insurers


So we have come full circle. The workplace pension is once again an insured pension. We have moved from with-profits to open architecture TIPS but it is the insurer’s balance sheets that carry the majority of DB assets and will ultimately manage the private pensions of UK plc.
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From our patio


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