Category Archives: journalism

Let’s start the run up to Christmas with compassion

Many will recognise Anita Boniface as a financial journalist but she is also involved with the Prison Fellowship, a charity that gives hope to prisoners when they need it. We know of Crisis at Christmas, but for those in prison, … Continue reading

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More protest at the DB funding code! When will it end?

An anonymous person writes. I am bound like Ixion to a wheel and must publish. Hot on the heels of Clacher and Keating’s excoriation of the skin and bones I have gleaned from the interweb, I get by carrier pigeon … Continue reading

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#UKPA – rewarding in a virtual way – come on AgeWage !

At 4pm this afternoon, we will be virtually attending the UK Pension Awards with faint hopes that my start-up AgeWage will pick up some kind of recognition for our work. I’ve bragged before about being up for four awards and … Continue reading

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Simon Carne – ‘I learned to write’

    Yesterday, a few hours before I went into my current isolation, I got a mail from Simon Carne. I know I was not alone, this is what my friend Con Keating wrote me   Henry I thought this … Continue reading

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GDPR – a contrarian view

I was going to entitle this piece “f*#k GDPR” but I have too many people I like, who live that dream, to risk offence. But I’ll be glad after 25th May, not to have to spend 30 minutes a day, … Continue reading

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Trojans – don’t trust that horse!

The TUC on Carillion Pensions. With the failure of Carillion, another corporate collapse leaves thousands of workers with uncertain futures and many may face reduced pensions.   There are questions to be asked about the state of Carillion’s myriad pension … Continue reading

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Pensions aren’t on the brink of anything!

I’m sorry to disappoint the headline writers at the BBC, but pensions are not about to change very much, are not in crisis and aren’t really worth the headlines they are getting. Those were the stunning findings of a group … Continue reading

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Thanks to all our nice new friends!

    What a lovely New Year’s surprise! A gang of flamers having fun “one-starring” my blog! Well it’s good news for me, all feedback is good feedback and your dislike of everything I am writing is boosting my google … Continue reading

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3000 blog posts up!

  At some point over the weekend I published my 3000th blog post. Time for celebration- no? Time for 500 words of reflection – yes! I think publishing stuff that might interest others is now an activity of daily living … Continue reading

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Fund managers -Norma Cohen is still watching!

  The great British financial journalist Norma Cohen rarely publishes in the FT these days, when she does, it is to great effect. This week she published a quiet and thoughtful piece on the impact MIFID II is having on … Continue reading

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