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About henry tapper

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

Ping but no pong – we have a Pension Schemes Act ready to go!

  At around 5pm on the afternoon of 19th January after 4 arduous years, the Pensions Schemes Bill emerged from the House of Lord/Commons “ping pong” ready to be signed by the Queen who will give it Royal Assent. It … Continue reading

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Codes and the Interim Consultation Response – Con Keating watches them spinning out of Control

Very early in my career, in order to learn to understand and speak Japanese, it was necessary to comprehend the circumlocutions and etiquette of that culture. ‘Yes, but….’ means ‘NO!’ was an early revelation.  Responses to regulatory consultations similarly have … Continue reading

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DB transfers;- we understand the crime – but not the causes of crime.

    The FCA has published the second of its analyses of the DB transfer market which shows how the trend to “de-risk” DB liabilities by buying out liabilities through CETVs  has continued apace. This article argues that – blameworthy … Continue reading

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This piece has been written by my friend Una King who I first met when she was finance director of Cincom. In the early days of the Pension PlayPen, Una could be relied on to organise and orchestrate great days … Continue reading

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Pension’s race to net-zero

  Tomorrow, employers can choose to participate in a pension plan whose standard investment strategy will  decelerate the creation of carbon emissions to zero.  This article looks beyond the headline and asks what the impact of this bold move will … Continue reading

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The grave threat to our hospitals; Dr. Oliver reads the stats.

The situation in our hospitals is serious and the threat to the NHS is obvious here in London, I live besides Barts hospital and the sirens of ambulances are a feature of every day. But what do the numbers tell … Continue reading

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5 ways to stay happy on a lockdown Saturday morning!

I have good reason to feel sorry for myself this morning, but I am not sorry for myself – I am in an extremely good news for the following five reasons I am listening to Aggers and Tuffers on test … Continue reading

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Is this the end of “easy money” from over-priced trackers?

Are investors overpaying millions for trackers? Hats off to Money Marketing investment director Charlotte Richards for a cracking piece of work that highlights that investors could be being left millions of pounds out of pocket from over-paying for what what is … Continue reading

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Why Nest should let its fish swim free!

  I was intrigued by an invitation on social media to listen to the views of Invesco and Nest Insight on how best to talk to members of a large multi-employer DC pension plan (like Nest). So thoughtlessly I attempted … Continue reading

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Pension Playpen to relaunch as a Fintech

Pension campaign and networking group The Pension Playpen – founded by pension expert Henry Tapper – is to relaunch in February as a fintech company aimed at the pensions industry. The Playpen will provide networking and comment platforms as well … Continue reading

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