Category Archives: Pensions Regulator

The Regulator’s not for turning; in conversation with David Fairs,

  David Fairs and I were born within a couple of months and have both spent our careers in pensions. We enjoy each other’s company so when David suggested that we spent the last 90 minutes of the business week … Continue reading

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“Shape up or shape out” – DWP give small DC schemes one year’s notice

   It is not acceptable for savers to be enrolled in arrangements that do not deliver value in terms of costs, investment returns or secure and resilient governance. Government would expect trustees acting in the best interests of their members … Continue reading

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Philip Bennett’s DB funding code response

Given that the future is unknowable (and particularly over very long time horizons), it is  poor regulation to encourage all DB Schemes to adopt similar investment strategies (herding). Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s response to TPR’s DB funding code consultation.

I have asked for responses to the Pension Regulator’s consultation questions and Ros Altmann has obliged. As a member of the House of Lords and former Pension Minister, I hope Ros’ replies will be of particular interest Continue reading

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A call for DB consultation responses

If you wish your response to the consultation to be in the public domain and part of the ongoing debate following today’s closure, please send me it in word to henry@agewage.com Continue reading

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The Killing of Open Schemes – Michael Bromwich

  Michael Bromwich has been the CIMA Professor of Financial Accounting  at the  LSE since October 1985  . He is the co-author of “Management accounting in a digital and global economy” and one of Britain’s authorities on the subject. His … Continue reading

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“The way we were” – DWP AE Evaluation

In normal times, the publication of a major Government review of auto-enrolment would be newsworthy. Apart from a series of mentions by Jo Cumbo, I have seen no publicity for it – from the DWP or their press office or … Continue reading

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Powers during wartime- tPR and funding.

  Jo Cumbo has written a fine piece in the FT’s Pension Expert .  She is sympathetic to the Pension Regulator’s current dilemma and supportive of its position over deficit holidays. To be exact, Jo is supporting the balanced position … Continue reading

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Is the PPF really suffering a “perfect storm”? I’m not so sure.

I am struggling to understand this analysis of the potential bills facing corporates with DB schemes. It appears in the Sunday Times but I’m not sure it’s very helpful. Here’s the article Troubled companies face a threefold increase in bills … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t pensions “stay at home”?

Should we stop transfers for the next 6 months?   Yields are down, markets are down, has there ever been such a time to transfer your pension rights? That’s what many people may be thinking and if you were a … Continue reading

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