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About henry tapper

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

CDC – the DWP seem to have got the message.

The consultation on the regulation of CDC schemes begins today and ends on August 30th,  it is a summer holiday job and timed to get a little attention as possible. As a statement of intent, Guy Opperman’s foreword is different … Continue reading

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Freedom – at what cost?

Rousseau’s famous phrase “man is born free but everywhere is in chains”, will be to the front of many people’s minds today. The true liberal reaction to the pandemic is herd immunity and early blogs from the Covid actuaries explored … Continue reading

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How well does Linked in’s fraud protection work?

Grant Eldred is the Chief People Officer of the world’s largest law firm – Clifford Chance. I worked with him at the start of his career, he is one of the most professional people I have ever met. Do you … Continue reading

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The proof of SJP’s self-confidence is in customer outcomes.

My friend Robin Powell who speaks for the evidence based investor has republished my comments on SJP’s Value Assessment (it’s nice to see my words properly set). I agree with Robin’s title, WHY SJP’S LATEST VALUE ASSESSMENT STILL DOESN’T CUT … Continue reading

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Why our pensions need a benchmark of everyone!

This post’s about getting people engaged with their pensions. It is quite technical but I’ve tried to keep it in a language that keeps you interested. I am a firm believer that people will be interested in pensions if you … Continue reading

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Modelling the Return of Freedoms – July and beyond

  By Matt Fletcher, Adele Groyer and John Roberts    COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.   Summary Updated SAGE papers have been published setting out modelling of the impact of easing restrictions in England – in … Continue reading

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The return of the Pension PlayPen

Connecting people. The Pension PlayPen is back and trending at http://www.pensionplaypen.com. Steve Goddard of Goddard Perry and Salvus fame is at the helm and he’s invested his time and resources in transforming the site into an online marketplace for jobs, … Continue reading

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Are asset managers finally getting real about DC?

At a recent DC investment forum run by Professional Pensions, Andrew Brown of Columbia Threadneedle asserted that DC fiduciaries need to use the market shock of the pandemic to test the resilience of their DC default strategies. I’ve got good … Continue reading

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SJP talk to their happy customers – should they talk to us all?

The value assessment process was introduced to make it easier for investors to understand what they’re getting in exchange for the fees they pay. So, we’ve taken care to outline the full range of services that you receive from us: … Continue reading

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What is consolidation doing to DC contribution rates? WTW’s surprising results!

FTSE 350 Defined Contribution Pension Survey 2020 https://t.co/iD5kcNLMfR via @WTW_uk — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) July 13, 2021 The collapse in confidence among small pension schemes gathers pace as Corporate Adviser reports. Two-thirds of employers who currently run their own trust-based … Continue reading

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