Category Archives: age wage

Learning how to buy pensions.

Mark Ormston who works for Retirement Line has written an excellent blog on linkedin. This is my version of his blog. Are people taking sub-optimal annuity decisions? The figures in the circles are  taken from the FCA Retirement income data report … Continue reading

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That was the week (that was)

This week has seen a Pensions Bill make it into the Queen’s Speech, the Pensions Regulator’s Stakeholder Conference (Monday) , the Owen James Meeting of Minds (Tuesday) and the PLSA conference (Wednesday to Friday). And then there’s the minor political … Continue reading

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Thumbs up for PLSA’s Retirement Living Standards

It’s a shame that the timing of the PLSA’s big reveal coincided with the announcement of the  Brexit agreement. It hasn’t got much airplay and frankly- even the PLSA annual conference seemed a little underwhelmed. The PLSA have launched a … Continue reading

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“I’ve a PHD in economics – not gloomy economics” Wilson at #PLSAannual19

Our great cities aren’t overbuilt but under demolished- says Nigel Wilson of @LGIM #PLSAannual19 pic.twitter.com/qAeQWimbvz — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) October 16, 2019 For me the highlight of day one of the PLSA Annual Conference was Nigel Wilson’s keynote – “The … Continue reading

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Democratising pensions in Manchester

Diverse accross the ages The pictures above are from the library supplied journalists by the PLSA, they are what the PLSA would like you to think they are about, and yesterday’s sessions really were about youth. But young is as … Continue reading

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IFAs are living the life of Woodford

Having spent nearly 24 hours somewhere in a field hotel in Hampshire, I am seriously worried about the complacency of IFAs. Indulged beyond measure, flattered by the fund managers that pay their bills seem oblivious to the conflicts of interests … Continue reading

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Why this pensions bill matters

  A Pensions Schemes Bill has been included in the Queen’s Speech , which lays out the legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary session. This bill includes legislation to enable the pensions dashboard and collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to … Continue reading

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Will Aussies dare compare their pensions?

In Australia, “disappointing” superannuation funds are baulking at a comparison tool. https://t.co/MhkGekqX8i — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October 14, 2019 It’s a big question in the UK too. “Never mind the value, keep giving us your money” is the key message … Continue reading

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Big week for politics – big week for pensions

  Things will come to a head this week. For Guy Opperman today will either be the day his Pensions Bill will make it into the Queens Speech or his first term in office will be remembered as “close but … Continue reading

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Is a retirement pot a retirement plan?

Jo Cumbo’s public resolution – as part of national financial planning week – to adopt a plan for her retirement – was as brave as it was sensible. How many of us have worked out a strategy for the “what … Continue reading

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