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About henry tapper

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

We talk to retirees the language of a bygone age

Governance improving – but… The DWP has been asking itself some searching questions about the governance of the workplace pensions that Britain will be increasingly rely on to supplement the state pension and eventually overtake it as our main source … Continue reading

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Must Britains be slaves to online pension fraud?

In yesterday’s debate on Online Harms, I urged the Minister to act to stop people losing their pension savings through scams. The Government doesn’t want to tackle this in its Online Safety Bill. It needs to think again. pic.twitter.com/uU5CRBMpOW — … Continue reading

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Sorting the Pension Gender Gap needs more than a nudge

  I’ve turned back to the research done by State Street and People’s Pension on the pension adequacy. The report came out a while ago and it’s not had the attention it needs or deserves, you can read it here. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccines and risk management

       COVID-ARG.COM COVID-19 vaccines and risk management By Josephine Robertson and Dr. Sarah Chan COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.     Summary In this bulletin we consider the non-compulsory nature of the vaccination programme … Continue reading

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IFOA seek a reverse gear for “the great risk transfer”.

Way back in time, before the pandemic hit, the IFOA launched a campaign to better understand the transfer of risk from institutions to individuals. I was in Staple’s Inn when the events chronicled by this video took place. It is … Continue reading

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The FT moves the needle on CDC

As I predicted, yesterday turned out to be a day of pension debate and what started as an editorial in the FT , was continued in an excellent seminar where Claer Barrett , Jo Cumbo and Sebastian Payne explored the … Continue reading

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Ensuring fair pensions for us all?

“It is time to turn the dial back from financial individualism towards an approach that gives the young better hope of a decent retirement”. My heart missed a beat and my Fitbit tells me it is pumping at a greatly … Continue reading

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Pension Lifestyling – the evidence

  We at AgeWage aren’t concerning ourselves with theory, we busy ourselves with experience, studying the evidence of “what actually happened”. In this study, we look at what actually happened to people’s savings as they approached retirement and we’re focusing … Continue reading

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Has politics saved football?

For decades we have heard footballing pundits moan about the politicization of football, it’s worth posting this paragraph of an excellent BBC article on the European Super League. The government’s promise this week to legislate, effectively in order to grant … Continue reading

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Value assessments – no answers without questions!

Fund boards not changing tack on performance in value assessments despite backlash Fact not spin When it comes to performance reporting, investors want fact not spin. They want to be told facts about what they get out of an investment … Continue reading

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