Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hey- You – Get onto the cloud


If you’ve been reading last week’s blogs you may have spotted a plan developing. I’m certain that collective DC is the way forward for all but a small minority of us who will be drawing on funded pensions. I’m certain … Continue reading

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Collectivism is alive and well and living in Cyberbury


This egregious sentiment from Big Hair. And collectivism?? Ever since the blessed Lady Thatcher, I’ve seen nothing to persuade me that it’s not just “all about me”. Harrumph…. We had our 25,000th visitor to this blog last week, nearly 2500 … Continue reading

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They’re never gonna believe us – we won the Monkey League


I would no sooner put next year’s football predictions in the hand of my son than he would in mine Continue reading

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CDC pensions could happen – if we put our minds to it.


960,000 people reach 65 in this country this year- the first of a series of baby-boom Tsunamis; we have laid out the retirement carpet for them, but the carpet’s faded and full of holes Continue reading

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The plan behind Munich Re’s corporate orgy


Gott und Himmell ve vill make their little winkels into frankfurters.
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The great Lou Reed’s Sweet Jane


I’m seeing the great Lou Reed singing next month at the Hammersmith Apollo. When they come to write the book on how to compose a rock and roll lyric, the first page should read Standing on the corner, Suitcase in … Continue reading

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Should’ve gone to mallowstreet.


Well you should’ve, 18th May 2011. Red letter day for conferences. In one day; The pension minister opens up on equal pensions for women, NEST, AE, short service refunds and adequacy.  James Cameron delivers a keynote address on climate change … Continue reading

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General Melchett revisited


An interesting picture is beginning to emerge which suggests that the subjective satisfaction scores given by schemes in relation to their consultant may be inversely related to the value delivered through default solution design Continue reading

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Wake up and swipe the coffee (#pensions folk)


My son uses barcode apps and taught me over the weekend . It’s time we woke up and swiped our coffee- literally and metaphorically.
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Just watched the Wigan West Ham game on radio


Watching a Premier League Game is a marketing not a football experience. Continue reading

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