Monthly Archives: June 2013

Collective pensions – what the industry thinks


Many thanks to the wondrous J Cumbo, the FT, mallowstreet (and uncle Tom Cobley) Continue reading

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Let’s give pensions leaders the chance to lead


I asked him whether he thought the Dutch pension system superior to the UK’s and he laughed “of course it is, it delivers better outcomes”. Continue reading

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Will things ever change?


I’m asking a question here that troubles me every day. We all know that public confidence in workplace pensions has plummeted in the past ten years. We all know that retirement savings rates are insufficient to provide proper replacement ratios … Continue reading

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Disposable knowledge that makes us expert for 15 minutes


In the meantime, if you really want to be my friend, come and join our linked in group – Pension Play Pen. Continue reading

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The inimitable Mr Leonard Cohen


The secret of his success is a great back catalogue and a band that changes as little as the rendition of the songs. Continue reading

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Nudge nudge – pension truths we can’t spin but can explain!


You don’t need to search too hard these days to get to the real facts and the sooner we start using the tools at our disposal to explain why things are as they are, the better.
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How HMRC passes the buck on Pension Liberation Fraud


The only people who seem to be being dumped on are occupational pension trustees. Continue reading

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We’re on the road (to somewhere)


We are off to http://www.pensionplaypen.com and you’ll be finding yourself reading future pension blogs from there not here Continue reading

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If I were Steve Webb..


tomorrow I must pretend to be Steve Webb and speak to an NAPF group as if I were him Continue reading

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“My word is my Eurobond” – pensions without banks


We have become so obsessed with the paradigm created by Megabank that we consider a “limited level of positive return..guaranteed” something to aspire to. Continue reading

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