Category Archives: age wage

Jo Cumbo remembers Port Talbot

If you could go to one of the two Facebook support groups for mis-sold BSPS pension Scheme this bank holiday weekend, you’d find this post Al Rush has put the last four minutes of this week’s VFM podcast, the minutes … Continue reading

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A good day to become senior

Today is 103 years since the armistice  ended the first world war and it is my 60th birthday. I popped out just after 11 am. My father, who delivered me , joked that Mum didn’t observe the minute’s silence. I … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the corridors of corruption” (Con Keating unedited)

This article first appeared in Professional Pensions , a little edited and under the title “state goals won’t override my duty. This is the unexpurgated version published the day after the Prime Minister outlined his vision for Britain at his … Continue reading

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Private markets – a jewel in the crown or fool’s gold?

A key aim for DC trustees should be to consider how to ‘further improve’ long term future net risk adjusted returns and ‘member outcomes’ rather than just cutting costs. Getting more for members! @GuyOpperman @DWP @TPRgovuk @TheFCA @ThePLSA @bankofengland @henryhtapper … Continue reading

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Can pensions impact for good? They’ve no choice but to.

Pension funds balk at No 10 appeal to fuel UK investment boom — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) September 27, 2021 Reading Jo Cumbo’s excellent article on the reaction of fund and pension scheme managers to Johnson and Sunak’s call for … Continue reading

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Reappointed Pensions Minister tweets his agenda

Guy Opperman has been confirmed as Pension Minister following the recent reshuffle. This is a good thing for pensions. It should mean that he becomes the longest serving Pensions Minister this century and that his reform plans can be seen … Continue reading

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Where will Nest’s £1.5bn private investment go?

Nest wants to invest £1,500,000,000 into private markets, meaning just under 10% of our money will not be invested in public stock exchanges or debt markets but in companies that raise money other ways. Actually £1.5bn is not a lot … Continue reading

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Keating moves the dial towards collective DC pensions.

The work done by Iain Clacher and Con Keating on creating a consistent  framework for a fair , sufficient  and sustainable way of returning to funded pension provision is too important to sit on an academic bookshelf. We have DC … Continue reading

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Are our workplace pensions doing any good?

  Employers choose a DC pension for their staff for different reasons. During the staging of auto-enrolment, the capacity of the provider to manage compliance with regulations was a key criterion for medium sized employers; the capacity to set a … Continue reading

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“It’s all about the framing” – Stefan Lundbergh on ‘de-risking’ our pension pots

This article was first published on linked in It’s well worth following Stefan and indeed linking in to him as he has a range of good articles on that platform. A new one is coming on pension choice – always … Continue reading

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