Category Archives: CDC

Royal Mail CDC – proof of concept or the real deal?


I am always amazed at the churlishness of the pension industry towards innovation. Here’s John Lawson suggesting that the Royal Mail should be spending £400m a year to satisfy his curiosity. I’d quite like one or two schemes to try … Continue reading

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A good day for pensions, a good day for the DC upgrade.


We will know we have a solution when we don’t need guns. Overnight I heard the President of the United States deliver his solution to the gun crisis in American schools. To prevent more mass shootings, Donald Trump suggested that American teachers … Continue reading

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“The Ship has sailed” – Con Keating on the Society of Pension Professionals CDC submission


On Saturday, on Radio 4’s Money Box programme, Hugh Nolan of the Society of Pension Professionals expressed the view that the “ship had sailed” for CDC pensions, and proceeded into the tired and repetitive narrative that it is too late … Continue reading

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I still want to be paid when I retire!


  Have you been watching the DWP’s recent television articles – the ones that ask you to get to know your workplace pension? I want to know what bit of my workplace pension is the “pension”! The dictionary describes a … Continue reading

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“CDC’s about improving DC” – Con Keating


This essay compliments my blog this morning.  Con Keating is the author of this blog – our thinking is coincidental, though our manner of expressing it – is not!   In all of the discussions of the minutiae of the … Continue reading

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Time for a DC upgrade?


I was wading through yet another long and technical explanation of CDC  when I got my Eureka moment! I don’t want a CDC plan, I want a DC upgrade! I’m not dissing legal eagle Sandeep Maudgil (who’s soon to appear … Continue reading

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Are you feeling DC sick?


Joy for DB is pain for DC!   I am sure I am painting too simple a picture and that I’ll be whacked over the head by my learned colleagues, but the general jubilation breaking out over UK pension scheme … Continue reading

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BSPS – with the benefit of hindsight.


“I wonder how many of the financial advisors who recommended transfers out , predicted a 10% drop in the stock market in one week? Not many is my bet.” This is a post on the main British Steel Pensioners Facebook … Continue reading

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“Savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions” – NS Sherlock


Apparantly DC pension providers are considering giving pension savers guidelines as they start drawing down money so they don’t run out of money. (Daily Telegraph- savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions). Presumably a responsible pension provider would also encourage … Continue reading

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“No need for CDC to ape the Dutch” – quips Con Keating.


This is a review of: The Legal Differences between CIDC and CDC by Prof. dr. Hans van Meerten and Elmar Schmidt, February 2018. It takes the form of a line by line commentary (in red) on the verbatim text of … Continue reading

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