Monthly Archives: September 2010

Requiem for David Milliband

And what can I tell you, My brother my killer What can I possibly say I guess that I miss you I guess I forgive you I’m glad you stood in my way … Leonard Cohen- Famous Blue Raincoat

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Pension Comms- let’s get real

We need to get smart about how to talk to members and that goes as much for insurers as trustees. We need to get HR databases talking to pension databases and get members supplying the supra-communicators- the private mobile numbers, the private mailing addresses that allow pensions information to be delivered independently of work and consistently over time.
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Keeping pension scheme members engaged

I hope that in future debates, we will concentrate as much on holding the attention of employees as getting it. Continue reading

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Moroccan Dining Experience in Eton High Street

Pleeeeeease! I like Moroccan food, I like Eton High Street but when it comes to “dining experiences” I’d prefer mine authentic. Whatever marketing guru decided to close the New College public house and re-open it as the kind of nonsense that’s embedded … Continue reading

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Paying for a Citizen’s Pension

When we have digested auto-enrolment and introduced NEST then we can look again at the Citizen’s Pension. Continue reading

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A democratic Duty of Care

My confidence that a just and equitable setltlement will be reached is based on my unwavering belief in the value of British Society to deliver a fair solution. Continue reading

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Interested in pensions? – I don’t think so

The truth is that the pensions industry is so up its own about communication and the value of saving for retirement that iti s in denial and until it wakes up to to some hard truths- it will continue to seem as foolish to the general population as it does today.

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Bish bash and off to the pub -DC fund governance

I can only assume that one day investment consultants will wake up to these realities but that will be the day that they start to think as DC experts and not as DB consultants looking for something to do. Continue reading

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A place big-bang forgot; the City University Club

The City University Club fails by any modern standard to cut the mustard- but I love it.
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Ivory towers

I make no apology for speaking from an ivory tower- well at least a glass one on the banks of the Thames in Brentford. Several friends went to the Union Conference last week and reported back the frustration of delegates struggling … Continue reading

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