Monthly Archives: May 2012

Self-serving nonsense from the City on LDI DC pensions


Apparently what the City would like to serve up to us to sort out our woeful DC pensions is a wonder drug called LDI. I read “with interest” that More than half of the pensions industry feels that the liability-driven investment techniques … Continue reading

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Doctors are pension millionaires – so why are they striking?


My Dad’s a doctor and in retirement – he has a great pension  and who can begrudge him it? He retired 25 years ago as a senior partner – on about one third of the final salary he’s be on today. Like him, I … Continue reading

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Raising blood pressure of Torygraph readers

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Who’ll win this Pension Referendum?


We are about to have a pensions referendum. Votes will be cast not at the ballot box but through an obscure process known as “the opt-out“. Over the next five years , more than 5m people, around 20% of the … Continue reading

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The taX factor


Tune into Europe‘s latest and greatest talent show where you chose who stays and who goes in Club €. And without further ado, lets introduce you to our judges tonight…  Mao Tse Bung – Eastern potentate – owner of  Africa Mr George … Continue reading

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Who cares who manages our pension funds?


Almost nine out of ten defined contribution members cannot name the funds their contributions are invested in, according to research from Standard Life. The survey revealed that, in spite of this, just under half (49%) of respondents, felt their investments reflected their … Continue reading

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Are we managing our children’s financial expectations?


According to a recent RBS Survey, 59% of parents believe their children will be financially worse off than them in the future On average children believe they will earn £56,000 aged 35 – twice the average wage Only 5% of … Continue reading

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Are your junior staff’s finances any business of yours?


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Not angry – anymore; Elvis Costello at Bournemouth


Elvis Costello has been kidding us he isn’t angry since we were in nappies (well I was 16 when he issued “My Aim is True“). I was also 16 when I walked the length of the Holdenhurst Rd to see him perform on the Stiff Tour … Continue reading

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Blue is the colour


Unless of course you are Scottish. City’s injury time miracle was played out on our iPhones as we watched the World Sevens at Twickenham..Chelsea‘s eleventh hour heist in a Brentford pub. The blue and white hoops of Reading go up, those of … Continue reading

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