Author Archives: henry tapper

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen, Director of First Actuarial, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman

The Gravy train is still at the station!


This is a post from an asset manager. You cannot comment on the post as Muzinich has turned off the comments facility on Linked in. I am wondering what the “appropriate” response to the post is. Should it be Muzinich … Continue reading

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“Pension experts” are most of the problem.


Some time has passed since the publication of the Joint Expert panel report on the funding of the University Superannuation Scheme. I haven’t commented and won’t comment while negotiations are going on. The thread from Jo Cumbo that is published … Continue reading

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Are you and your savings “retirement ready”?


I’m getting fit, which is a long way off saying “I’m fit” in any sense of the words. But just getting rid of the first few pounds has put me in a much better frame of mind. Many of us … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment; a national exercise in trust.


I like to tease Jo Cumbo that she can trust no-one because of her heritage! This blatantly xenophobic comment is based on a British prejudice that Australians find compulsion acceptable as compliance is in the blood. A second prejudice, that … Continue reading

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Pensions that make you want to live longer!


Nurse Rebecca is pleased with me. I’ve lost 19 lbs in my first month of recuperation from TapperTubby syndrome.  Regular access, reduced alcohol consumption and a cutting down on high cholesterol and high calorie food are apparently making a difference. … Continue reading

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Shaking up pensions with Quietroom


Early this morning , I’ll be up the Farringdon Road with Quietroom, shaking up pensions. I’ve just looked at the agenda If we want to get folks fired up about pensions, we need to start doing things differently. That’s the … Continue reading

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Managing and enjoying our linked in groups


Linked in groups have for over a decade provided ordinary people to do extraordinary things. For me, Pension Play Pen has allowed me to speak to a small circle of friends that has grown to nearly 10,000 people by word … Continue reading

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“Making workplace pensions work” – the Pension Regulator’s new approach


I’ve been on the Pensions Regulator’s stakeholder panel a couple of years and this gets me a ticket to their Annual Conference. I haven’t bought the new vision in previous years, but yesterday’s event, held in County Hall, pushed the … Continue reading

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Our pen-tech free pension picnic!


    “It is one thing for a company to know my vacation shopping patterns or what media I like; it is another for them to access my entire financial history, including my investments” So Rana Foroohar wraps up an … Continue reading

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CDC guarantees nothing! If that freaks you out – CDC is not for you!


It being early on a Sunday morning, the coots playing around Lady Lucy and a wind rustling through the willows, I’m minded to turn my mind yet again to John Ralfe’s queries on CDC. Ok clever clogs. 10 easy #CDC … Continue reading

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