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Pensions Rocked again


Five great bands A full house A proper bunch of judges A fabulous back up team! It’s easy to think Pension Rocks just happens. Last Thursday’s final was so relaxed, well-organised and so darned good that it’s easy to forget what an amazing … 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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What’s a social media champion?


The news is that I’m up for an award as a social media champ – or or perhaps “chump”. I’d be beating a food bunch if I won;- the Pensions Monkey Tom Mcphail, Mallowstreet, the dynamic golfing legend Gurjit Dehl and Madamoiselle Bighair - Ros Altmann. All … Continue reading

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24 cheers for The Pension Play Pen Lunch


There’s a fine tradition in this country of people getting together in coffee houses and taverns and sorting out how and with whom business should be transacted. This was how the insurance market was founded in London and it still is how … Continue reading

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Sharing stuff


I won’t be the first to remark on the polarisation of the business community between those who see the internet as a threat to their intellectual property (grounded) and those who regard collaboration as a means of creating a better world for … Continue reading

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Can’t beat the NAPF!


As trade bodies go, the NAPF is pretty good. It starts from a good place, it wants people to get good retirement outcomes. It operates with the support of all the sectors of the pensions industry and it’s been doing its job … Continue reading

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Champagne down the drain


Many thanks to those who came, and those who wanted to come but couldn’t – not the easiest of days to get about.

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How much volatility can we take? Pension Play Pen Lunch Sept 5th 2011


James Smith- First Actuarial Ben Mulroney- mallowstreet Jenny Kreser - Silverman Sherliker Mark Benfold  Railway Pension Scheme Malcolm Delahaye - Supertrust Jennny Yeo  – Affiliate Managers Paull Chapple -Close Brothers Jeroen Wilbrink - Partner at SECOR Asset Management Thornton Wells  – Mattioli Woods Michael Clarke -Capita … Continue reading

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When we make company pensions compulsory..


My point is that the pensions industry has a once off opportunity to get it right, this is our London Olympics and while we need to have our heads down making sure the infrastructure to make this work is in place, we should take a little time out to celebrate the fact that this “new day” is but a year away (M &S will be auto-enroling this time next year).

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Paul Bradshaw – champagne please!


Paul Bradshaw – the man behind Skandia and latterly Nucleus, Annuity Direct and a number of similar advisory ventures is a canny man-   it was not for nothing that he offered a bottle of champagne to anyone who could truly claim to offer independent … Continue reading

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