Category Archives: NEST

Where will Nest’s £1.5bn private investment go?

Nest wants to invest £1,500,000,000 into private markets, meaning just under 10% of our money will not be invested in public stock exchanges or debt markets but in companies that raise money other ways. Actually £1.5bn is not a lot … Continue reading

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Why Nest should let its fish swim free!

  I was intrigued by an invitation on social media to listen to the views of Invesco and Nest Insight on how best to talk to members of a large multi-employer DC pension plan (like Nest). So thoughtlessly I attempted … Continue reading

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Michael Johnson challenges the Nest Sidecar (Jars) project

The Nest Sidecar project (now renamed “Jars”) has been sponsored by a number of leading financial services companies and some major employers  (including Timpsons and BT). This blog is an open letter to the Nest management from  Michael Johnson, in … Continue reading

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Sidecar in a siding.

On 5th July 2017, Nest Insight introduced some savings enthusiasts to the concept of sidecar savings. I wrote about it enthusiastically. The idea was that Nest would trial this idea and then introduce it. Simple. Well maybe not quite so … Continue reading

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Why I’m changing my mind about NEST

Nest nudge pension freedoms to one side https://t.co/QTwvZDVnKt via @henryhtapper – we don’t have a NEST equivalent in Australia – and it’s starting to look like a significant oversight in the evolution of our #superannuation system. @NESTInsight — Jeremy Cooper … Continue reading

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Nest nudge pension freedoms to one side

Are you saving into NEST? Around 8 million Brits are and I’m currently one of them. I was looking at what AgeWage signed me up to and found out some surprising things Firstly I am soon to turn 60 and … Continue reading

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NEST, technology and personalisation

I really admire this Rowlands chap. I’ve know him for the best part of 30 years and in all that time he has never been anything but a gent. He’s now a Director at NEST and I urge you to … Continue reading

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NEST’s Sidecar Savings Project

The low-paid in this country are not well served by pensions. So NEST Insight’s Sidecar Initiative should be welcome. In November it launched its sidecar savings trial and announced which organisations will take part in the research. Whether those the … Continue reading

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Investment for beginners?

Perhaps because I’m paying him to, my 20 year old is paying some attention to where his pension is being invested. I say “is”, but our first contribution to his workplace pension is awaiting his opt-in. Meanwhile he’s asking – … Continue reading

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NEST needs you!

Interested in influencing how NEST works for members? News reaches me that the NEST Member Panel is recruiting and looking for hard working, conscientious , pension loving folk like us. You can apply for this position online up to and … Continue reading

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