Category Archives: CDC

Pensions that make you want to live longer!


Nurse Rebecca is pleased with me. I’ve lost 19 lbs in my first month of recuperation from TapperTubby syndrome.  Regular access, reduced alcohol consumption and a cutting down on high cholesterol and high calorie food are apparently making a difference. … Continue reading

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CDC guarantees nothing! If that freaks you out – CDC is not for you!


It being early on a Sunday morning, the coots playing around Lady Lucy and a wind rustling through the willows, I’m minded to turn my mind yet again to John Ralfe’s queries on CDC. Ok clever clogs. 10 easy #CDC … Continue reading

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The “pensions industry” must speak for pensions – not the people who profit from them.


There is an assumption that for innovation to happen in the pensions industry, it needs to have the sanction of the “pensions industry”. Take this comment from Sam. CDC will be a disaster unless you can convince the pensions industry … Continue reading

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CDC has cross-party support, it also needs cross-departmental support.


I was at a CDC Forum yesterday with people from the DWP and various pension experts, I can’t say who or what they said but suffice it to say that this was “large employer stuff”. Necessarily this is where the … Continue reading

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A common solution to the “retirement savings challenge”.


  I recently published Con Keating’s thoughts on why the “at retirement” decision is to complex. It is indeed the nastiest, hardest problem in finance. The blog prompted my old friend Sandy Trust to point us to the paper he … Continue reading

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Thinking the unthinkable – Frank’s at it again!


For a third inquiry in a row, Frank Field and the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) – are asking difficult questions that need proper answers. Firstly they asked if the pension freedoms were working – a question that led to … Continue reading

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CDC and the Blockchain – 8.45am Weds 25th July. Get your “nuts and bolts” here!


Invitation To Launch & Discussion Of “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions” Report On Wednesday, 25 July, 08:45 to 10:45. Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme has produced a report entitled “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions”, the … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bullies grind you down


Talks between the Friends of CDC and the Financial Scientologists broke down last night in merriment. Actually, you are just flat out wrong. But you have a good sense of humor about it. — Jeffrey Brown (@IlliniBizDean) July 21, 2018 There … Continue reading

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Why should we have to “engage” with our pension?


I am on the same page as Charlotte Clark of the DWP, I don’t think we should be asking people to engage with our pension, state – occupational or private. Saving for our retirement needs our attention but when we’ve … Continue reading

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Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions


    Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme has produced a report entitled “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions”, the latest in a series of exciting projects in the programme. Long Finance has agreed to invite readers of this blog to the … Continue reading

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