Category Archives: social media

Fear of feedback

Everyone knows what social media does. For every blog there are comments, every forum has its threads, some twitter conversations last for weeks. It is the interaction between author and reader that makes it distinctive. The “Letter in the Times” … Continue reading

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The FCA and Social Media (Canute II)

  The FCA have set out their policy on social media which concentrates on the use of Twitter. It is worth a read, if only to establish why the supervision of the internet is as feasible as Canute’s supervision of the … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen- Britain’s most innovative pension consultancy

  Dawid Konotey-Ahulu mailed me yesterday to tell me we’d been named Engaged Investor’s most innovative pension consultancy. It’s a mark of Dawid’s genorosity that he thought to contact me, even though the firm he started Redington had (along with … Continue reading

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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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The Vision of the Plowman

The “Vision of the Pension Plowman” is a bastardisation of the title of a 14th century english Poet (William Langland’s) great poem, “the Vision of Piers Plowman”. In this great book, the Plowman falls asleep by a stream and dreams … Continue reading

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Why bother to save? – Invest instead!

What this policy is about is getting people to invest in real assets for the best interests in society Continue reading

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Giving “pensions” back its good name!

What do we mean by Pension Governance? When we listen to a musical recording what we hear is the perfect balance between instruments achieved by expert mixing. Pensions Governance does that mixing job for your workplace pension , making sure … Continue reading

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Does this fit on your smartphone?

For a really well crafted blog , it’s hard to beat this little beauty Benedict Evans explains how in going for separate parts of the market, Apple and Samsung have carved up the global smartphone market and knocking out mighty … Continue reading

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Spammed out on linkedin?

This article is about the inane messages we get on LinkedIn, why people send them and why they’re a waste of time There are two types of messages that really frustrate me when they arrive in my LinkedIn inbox. The … Continue reading

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Club Quango at #WPL13

Government needs quangos, the Civil Service most of all. But in a strange way, I am comforted by the various Pension Institutions that are Chaired by the ageing lotharios who I collectively name “Club Quango”. At Workplace Pensions Live yesterday we were treated to a … Continue reading

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