Monthly Archives: October 2021

300 new tickets issued for Friday’s VFM conference – register here.

We have been able to increase our Zoom capacity from 200 to 500, to allow a much wider audience. Following the publication of their findings on what members of workplace pensions want to know, Ruston Smith and Janette Weir will … Continue reading

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Should employers be underwriting tomorrow’s pensions?

  I have been thinking about the bigger picture this week as AgeWage and Pension PlayPen prepare to host our event on value for money on Friday. The big idea behind AgeWage is that people want pensions and not pots. … Continue reading

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Pension savers more interested in value than charges

  New research, led by Ruston Smith, and carried out by Ignition House, shows that pension savers want to know what their pension is costing them but they want to know the value they are getting even more! Building on … Continue reading

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All messed up and nowhere to go – DB transfer compensation

The FCA announced yesterday that it was writing to a further 950 DB pension advice customers potentially entitled to compensation. The FCA has now written to a total of 3,591 defined benefit (DB) pension transfer advice customers this year to tell them they may be entitled to compensation. And it … Continue reading

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Time for a Pension Dashboard Tsar?

    When will we get these pension dashboards? The simple answer is “not before 2024”, the complex answer is in the Pension Dashboard Programme’s timeline . The problem of delivery is of course that the dashboard has to cater … Continue reading

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Season of mists (and mellow fruitfullness)

I’m enjoying this autumn. In the weeks leading up to COP26 we will be dragged ever more into the nightmare that the future holds if we don’t get a grip on emissions. But that should not let us forget we … Continue reading

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Tom, I have no such appetite for managing my investments!

Tom Stevenson writes a personal finance column in the Daily Telegraph which I read and generally ignore. I don’t ignore it because the advice in it is poor – on the contrary Tom is just the kind of financial adviser … Continue reading

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Covid complexities – we are not all happy campers! Covid-arg weekly round-up

Friday Report: Issue 53 By: John Roberts, Adele Groyer, Matt Fletcher and Nicola Oliver COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.                                   … Continue reading

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How many people fund their own care?

Some people complained last Saturday that I produced no blog, my blogs get done early in the morning and on Saturday I’m travelling early to my boat. So I need oven ready content and my good friend Con Keating served … Continue reading

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“Bovvered?” – do the private markets care about Rishi and Boris’s agenda?

The FT is reporting that the Private Equity markets are distinctly unimpressed by the opportunity to invest a portion of our workplace pension in its funds with scant regard to the charge cap which currently protects savers from egregious charges … Continue reading

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