Tag Archives: Business and Economy

Why due diligence is soooooooo important!


  Yesterday I wrote about pension charges and the difference between poor practice and malpractice . At some point the value for money swing-ometre  tips into rip-off territory and it’s almost always when those managing its costs of a scheme, stop acting … Continue reading

Posted in accountants, auto-enrolment, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad practice or malpractice?


Johnson hath spoken! Michael is one of the few people who owes the financial services industry nothing. His voice is independent and trustworthy and his latest contribution to the debate on how we fund our retirement is welcome Pensions are … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NEST – Lamborghini or Trabant?


Yesterday I wrote about NEST’s great steps towards an integrated approach to the management of auto-enrolment data. I didn’t hear anyone else asking the question “is NEST acting as a force for good or is it over-stepping the remit we , … Continue reading

Posted in customer service, dc pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boom Bust Boom


I went to the Imax this week (great cinema) to see Boom Bust Boom. I was a guest of Cardano, the Dutch fiduciary manager and I had a good time. One thing I’ve learned about the meeja, is that if … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Important days for pensions


David Cameron will be announcing his new cabinet members and more junior ministers this week. Those of us who work in pensions already know that Ian Duncan Smith will remain Minister of State at the DWP, but who will be … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do we need another pension commission? #IRSC


A call for inclusion from the pension elite? The NAPF have launched a call for an Independent Retirement Savings  Commission. I went to hear the arguments yesterday morning and came away with a nice booklet but without much more enthusiasm … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The dark hour of the innovator


Access to knowledge remains a stumbling block to financial education in this country. It is extremely difficult to convert information on what we own into knowledge about how we can use it. This is not a problem peculiar to the financial … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We need a tank to get us across this battlefield!


We must dispel myths we have created and allow to malinger to the detriment of CDC and our pension system. Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s all about Steve Webb – stupid!


Pensions Question Time at the PPI Last night the Pension Policy Institute held a meeting to discuss the impact of next week’s budget on pensions. Expertly chaired by Paul Lewis, it turned out to be a meeting demonstrating the paucity … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Money in auto-enrolment? – the jury’s out!


This morning and regularly over the next few weeks, I will be speaking at Money Marketing Auto-Enrolment invitational events around Britain. These are the slides that I will  be using   Advisers and auto enrolment from Henry Tapper It’s odd … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment