Monthly Archives: April 2011

We can negotiate our DC charges (and it does matter!)


CHARGES ARE ABOUT THE ONLY FEATURE OF OUR PENSION PLAN DESIGN THAT WE CAN CONTROL.

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Well you’ve got to laugh..Cameron, Fogarty, Mourinho, me..


Two matters have made me chuckle this morning.

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Blessed by God- a cracking weekend


A couple of things happened this weekend which have touched me, they seem to be connected by football.
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Why your personal pension/FSAVC may be worthless.


The question that the insurers and possibly the law courts need to answer is whether they will compensate their policyholders for mis-buying?
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Coalition – come clean on your plan for our pension.


My criticism of the Green Paper is that while it is long on philosophising on the impact of longevity, the need for fairness and for personal responsibility, it’s short on idntifying the winners and losers in the process.

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Jimmy there’s still so much to be done


Harnessing the power of fun to get things done.

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Moving on..dealing with our DC legacy.


History suggests that legacy DC plans will be abandoned as so many of the individuals sold s226 and mark one personal pensions were abandoned.
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The Pension Play Pen on good DC outcomes


The Pension Regulator has asked us the question and though the questions asked in a rather woolly way, it’s interesting to see what the Regulator it (him?) self considers the main priorities. Appropriate contribution decisions Appropriate investment decisions Efficient effective … Continue reading

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Clearing up a few things about pensions


Clearing up a few things about pensions.

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Clearing up a few things about pensions


We may need Superchoice to do our clearing up.

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