Category Archives: corporate governance

Could a Local Government Pension Scheme go bust? NO


  Well the answer “no” as has been explained to me by Colin Meech of Unison – who makes the following points; LA’s can not go bust in the way you suggest – they would be taken over by government … Continue reading

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For all the noise-news from BSPS is good!


Yesterday saw a number of documents published and statements made, confirming  findings in Port Talbot but leaving many questions unanswered. But for all the noise, news published at the end of this blog is good- very good – it should make … Continue reading

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Bring back Ros! (with a twist)


Convictions before careers “Social mobility matters to me and our country more than a ministerial career. I’ll continue to work outside of government to do everything I can to create a country for the first time that has equality of … Continue reading

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A make or break week for UK investors


Are fund managers the new bankers? If you’ve read the excellent  (draft) FCA Asset Management Market Study, you’d be forgiven to think they were – (and that investment consultants were their knowing flunkies). The question now is how far the FCA … Continue reading

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Ignore “bad “; let’s big-up good asset management!


The asset management industry will get nowhere trying to defend bad practices. It should be celebrating its success stories. We have good active managers in this country and we have good passive managers, protecting bad practice among bad asset managers … Continue reading

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Heard of th’internet? Here’s Blockchain!


  You remember what it was like in the early nineties when we started learning how to use a mouse and send emails? Do you remember searching on Yahoo? Do you remember being told that one day we would buy … Continue reading

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Value for money from investment consultants


In this article I’m proposing that investment consultants are subject to the same degree of scrutiny as the other service suppliers to trustees. Investment consultants should be subject to a Value for Money assessment). This morning I will be hearing … Continue reading

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Worries grow about workplace pension choice


The Berkshire Farmer spoke on the BBC’s world tonight last week. He is not alone in finding himself helpless in trying to choose a workplace pension. I find myself conflicted in arguing the case for informed choice as I run … Continue reading

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The inter web of trust


My father did his national service in the navy. I remember him telling me why those in the navy saluted with a closed palm and those in the army with an open palm. According to my  Dad, those in the … Continue reading

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Facing up to mental health


This article’s by our friends at Lockton. It’s on an important subject that impacts us all! I’m really pleased they’ve asked me to put it on this blog. It doesn’t surprise me that Nigel Wilson is pioneering work on this. Like … Continue reading

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