Category Archives: twitter

Do I need a TV anymore?


    Other than for the prurience of watching Tina’s come uppance on Corrie. I have not engaged with terrestrial TV for some time. Phone and laptop in hand I have found all I needed on the Monaco Grand Prix, … Continue reading

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Can social media play a part in pension scheme governance?


Are the systems used to offer participating employers a say in the running of mastertrusts or contract based workplace pensions fit for today’s purpose? Continue reading

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The Facebook timeline – a teenage diary.


Facebook gives kids the space to learn who they are without the intrusion of unwanted authority. Parents, teachers, coaches and big brothers take note Continue reading

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By your clicks shall ye be known – the self-immolation of Gavin Barwell MP


Thanks to the Guardian for this… Conservative MPGavin Barwell thought he was exposing a particularly shameless piece of political moneyspinning when he clicked on a link tweeted by Labour and found a press release accompanied by an advert saying “date … Continue reading

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No win no fee – one way to clean up asset management


I met yesterday with a Swiss firm whose business is to reduce the investment costs for large investors (typically with €500m +). The model is simple, no retainer – they receive 50% of the savings from their work. They are a … Continue reading

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Opt-outs triggered by smartphones say Legal and General!


Speaking at a private conference for First Actuarial staff, Adrian Boulding said that Legal and General‘s clients were enthusiastic about their staging experience and he went on to suggest that members were much more ready to get information and transact digitally than his firm … Continue reading

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Don’t fence me in!


I went to a presentation to a small group of intermediaries given by a major life company last week. The presentation explored how we could adopt social media in our work to help jointly build our businesses and make it … Continue reading

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People need places to talk about #pensions.


Nobody ten years ago could have anticipated the way that technology would have driven digital communication. Nobody but a fool would try and predict how we talk with each other in 2022. But we can look at how today’s social … Continue reading

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The new journalists


We’re gearing up for the conference season whether we be journalists, delegates or the majority of us who get the highlights pumped at us through the media. Politics, business and journalism regard October as blanked out and historically those who … Continue reading

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The economic history of the world in one little graph


  That headline is a big promise. But here it is: The economic history of the world going back to Year 1 showing the major powers’ share of world GDP, from a research letter written by Michael Cembalest, an analyst … Continue reading

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