Just back from Windsor Castle to drop in a note from those at the Pension PlayPen lunch on Monday
In case you’re interested, and I am, here’s what our diners delivered when asked
“What do you want in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday”
Tudor Griffiths– IFA – measures to make pensions more accessible to smaller employers
Tony Filbin – independent consultant and member of L&G IGC – a workable proposal for “pot-follow-member
David Martin -United Reform Pension schemes and non-exec at tPR – Clarity on Advice and Guidance
Peter Weiner– Trustee of Pensions Trust- Flesh on the Bones for the Guidance Guarantee- who will pay for it and who will deliver it?
Andy Seed– JP Morgan- Clarity on how IGCs can adjust retrospectively DC defaults (without member consent)
Hannah Clarke – wants a moratorium on pensions reform following the implementation of the Pension Bill(s) in the Queens Speech
David Taylor (pensions management consultant) – adjustment to the tax-priviledged status of high earning pension contributors
Kim Goodall– Aberdeen- clarity on the price points for the Guidance Guarantee
Ralph Franks – consultant- clarity on pricing issues within workplace pensions (especially transaction costs and other hidden costs)
Carol Costello (Vanguard) more targeted communication to women (especially around state pension entitlements)
Philip Perrson– Finance Director and Pension consultant – easements to help promote collective DC
Henry Tapper– Pension PlayPen easements for the promotion of collective DC
Another hugely enjoyable lunch with a wide variety of views. For me the most interesting point was raised by Andy Seed. Unless contract based DC schemes are using TDFs, it is very difficult (currently) to transfer existing assets in a dc default into a new asset allocation strategy (though easy enough to replace a default for future contributions.
This problem is obviously most acute for those already on a glide path towards annuitisation for whom the allocations to gilts and bonds may (now) be inappropriate.
The next Pension Play Pen lunch will be on Monday July 7th – same time – same place