Daily Archives: March 19, 2017

Are our train companies accountable – South West Trains?


I look out of my window at a South West Trains 8 coacher to London Waterloo. I am 25 miles from that station and to get there I need to pay £10.10. ] The train is well known to me, … Continue reading

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The Prudential’s 2017 IGC Chair report


  The Prudential’s Lawrence Churchill has published the Prudential IGC’s Chair Statement (the first of the crop). You can read it here https://www.pru.co.uk/pdf/PRUAG5076_A.pdf. Last year, I reviewed this Statement and gave it the thumbs up, I’m going to give it … Continue reading

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“So what’s the problem?” Con Keating on the PLSA’s consolidation paper.


    The PLSA paper “The case for consolidation” begs an important question; one far broader than it addresses. The Pensions Regulator and DWP have concluded that DB pensions do not suffer from a problem of systemic risk, but the … Continue reading

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Why we are all regulators


A regulator is generally a device that maintains a designated characteristic in a system. In a financial sense, it ensures that the rules that govern our dealings are understood, maintained and enforced. We have regulation because we value a system … Continue reading

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