Tag Archives: England

The tone from the top


Take a close look at the photo above, it’s taken from a Morningstar conference yesterday. The gentleman on the left is asking the question, the women on the right are listening and the gents on the right – well – they’re … Continue reading

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E-Christmas Cards – a very rum idea if you ask me.


What do you do with e-christmas cards? They bother me. “E-Christmas card” is a misnoma, most of these e-thingies seem the product of the thought police who de-risk corporate communications. “Merry” is of course out – a whiff of intoxication … Continue reading

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“Since I was young, I followed them, #ytfc – the team for me”


I’ve got to admit it – “When I was young, I followed AFC Bournemouth”, so I don’t sing the song in the title of this blog. The first time I heard it sung was when Derby did us 3-2 in the … Continue reading

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Young People and Pensions


This is a blog by Vivi Friedgut of @blackbullion; she is also responsible for the picture and its contents!   Pensions don’t make for the most thrilling conversations. Like verrucas, funerals or the dream you had last night, talking about … Continue reading

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A tale of two Cities


      Have you ever turned up at a place and realised you shouldn’t be there – but stayed anyway just to see what it was like? That’s what happened to me yesterday. I went to an event about … Continue reading

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The Pension Play Pen Linked In Group


          Last week the Pension Play Pen Linked In Group passed 5000 members. The Group was set up in October 2009 as a way of bringing together people I knew in the industry around an idea … Continue reading

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Why there is nothing- nothing- like the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival


On Tuesday March 11th, 45 members of the Pension PlayPen group will embark a London Double Decker bus at Paddington, drink and sing our way to Prestbury Park on the northern outskirts of Cheltenham and spend an afternoon in the … Continue reading

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The best moment of the season (so far) #YTFC 1 #DRFC 0


Yeovil Town FC – we’re the Green Army Continue reading

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Time is the new currency of information


Sometime this week, Paul Lewis announced he had more “followers” than the Independent newspaper had “readers”. I thought that telling. I read the Indy, but mainly from @simonread ‘s tweets and I probably read more BBC stuff through @paulewismoney than … Continue reading

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What a match! England v France #sixnations


  https://twitter.com/pensionlawyeruk/status/429651442501451776 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3_UxrgINU   Yesterday’s Six Nations thriller , narrowly won by France in the closing minutes, will go down as an all-time great. No need to rehearse the details, Tom Fordyce’s match report for the BBC does very nicely. … Continue reading

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