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Pensions are stopping us building houses and housing is stopping us buying pensions!


This was the 52nd pension play pen lunch and one of the best. Attended by a knowledgeable gang of social housing officers, pension consultants and a fair few bankers, the lunch group set out to answer the question “are pensions … Continue reading

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Why clever people don’t do jargon


  I think the best actuaries are hard to spot, you wouldn’t know they were actuaries. The same goes for the best investment managers. Last night I had dinner with Eve Finn and a table full of Legal & General … Continue reading

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A race to the top?


We will not get this problem sorted out in a meeting room in the DWP, though the DWP can clear the decks and allow us to operate with a clean sheet of paper. Continue reading

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Do linkedin endorsements do your head in?


You can’t stop someone from endorsing you, but you can opt out of having your endorsements show on your profile Continue reading

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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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Would you take your chance on a mastertrust?


It’s called proper choice and I’m all for GPPs and mastertrusts squaring up to each other and having the argument Continue reading

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Spamta Claws coming to town


It took me 51 years to clock it , but Santa is a spammer. Spamta. as I will now call him has invaded my inbox at least ten times a day throughout advent sending me seasons greetings in the names … Continue reading

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When does a social networker become a pest?


Can an obsession with connection turn you into a spammer? This is a question that has troubled me since Linkedin sent me this e-mail Hi Henry, Due to the extremely high number and percentage of rejected invitations associated with your … Continue reading

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is LinkedIn making us lazy?


I’ve just had an interesting conversation with my brother Greg. Greg runs part of a recruitment firm. He is concerned that many of his team prefer to assess the quality of candidates using proxies for worth such as the number of … Continue reading

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