Category Archives: advice gap

AgeWage is closing its investment round (but you’ve still got a week to invest)

www.seedrs.com/agewage We’ll be closing our investment round with Seedrs on Friday 24th May. As I write, that gives readers a week to invest. You invest by clicking the link above, if you want to invest more than £5,000, drop henry@agewage.com … Continue reading

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Championing better funds – well done Chris Sier

And last but by no means least our 2019 industry champions are … #PIPA2019 @SierChris @margaretsnowdon pic.twitter.com/ImeRIye3Tr — Pensions Expert (@pensions_expert) May 15, 2019 It’s good to see Chris get this award and see him in his kilt Congratulations to … Continue reading

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No meat in the pie! Investment pathways

Yesterday’s pension play pen lunch brought together a small but enthusiastic group of us to discuss whether the FCA’s planned in retirement investment pathways, would bridge the advice gap identified by FAMR and the Retirement Outcomes Review. If that sounds … Continue reading

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Angela Eagle’s stunning Bill on pension costs and charges

Angela Eagle presented a bill to the House of Commons at 1.30 yesterday (Wednesday May 8th). It is a fine bill and I wish it success. It may not succeed under the current Government and may be no more than … Continue reading

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Announcing the AgeWage terminal bonus!

  6 weeks ago I returned from holiday and launched the AgeWage crowdfunding campaign. We have £25,000 committed from one investor. We set ourselves a target to raise a further £175,000 from the crowd. Today our funding stands at £305,600 … Continue reading

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Pension fission* and fusion* at DG conferences

  I’m not a fan of pension conferences – they are generally a way to reinforce existing prejudices and give participants a sense of their importance without challenge. But recently I’ve been working with DG publishing on conferences that bring … Continue reading

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Can pension ratings be “too simple”?

  To my mind , the only meaningful way that someone using a workplace or personal pension can test for value for money is by comparing the money they put in with the value they get out. This is known … Continue reading

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Why we must guard against ESG profiteering.

There is a great wave of enthusiasm amongst the investment community for responsible investments, the three factors underpinning it, Environmental, Social and Governance came into almost every discussion at this week ‘s Public and Private Pensions Summit. But with such … Continue reading

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Our pensions need you!

  I got some fierce feedback on yesterday’s blog where I moaned at the lack of progress in helping people convert DC pension pots to a wage for life/salary in retirement/agewage. Here’s Richard Chilton There is an implicit assumption in … Continue reading

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“Your retirement salary” – the pension best seller.

How to use your lifetime of pension savings to pay yourself an income in your retirement   Richard Dyson & Richard Evans, the Daily Telegraph’s senior personal finance journalists, have written a book. I like the title “Your retirement salary” … Continue reading

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