Monthly Archives: February 2011

Uk bosses, should you sell-out your pensioners?


The link between you and your employer has been lost.

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The National Association of Pension Fun


We shall laugh in the face of ministers, doff imaginary trilbies when passing Regulators. Continue reading

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The State can take longevity risk.


There is no evidence that the private sector has found the secret to insuring the cost of people living longer. It has merely found ways of insuring itself against the risks of ruin.
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Hotel Demented ; The Pensioner Playpen


Following my visit to Hotel Stupid earlier in the month, I am now reporting from Hotel Demented ; aka  Jardines de Nivaria – Tenerife. If Gordon and William want to know what happened to all that tax free cash from UK pensions, they … Continue reading

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Only the good die young


There is hope for me – maybe I will be remembered as too good for my pension.

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Top 10 pension strap lines


We need to give pensions a better public image. Some say we should drop the word pensions, we say get real!

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Two and a half cheers for UK pensions


The other man’s grass is always greener or so it would seem if you work in the UK pension industry. Over the years we have got used to a succession of overseas dignitaries visiting our shores, speaking at our conferences and … Continue reading

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Personal Pensions – why competition didn’t work


It is now the urgent job of those left standing to do something about this legacy and an equal responsibility to ensure that the future continues to look a little brighter.

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What really matters -DC outcomes


DC consulting concentrates on the hard things and misses the easy ones. What we need is a pragmatic, plain-speaking and pragmatic approach to DC pensions and that is exactly what we’ve decided to provide Continue reading

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The transfer deadline loomed


We’re happy.
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