Category Archives: pensions

1995 and all that (legacy images in a digital age).

Well done Professional Pensions for marking its 25th anniversary with photos of crusty veterans who were pensioning 25 years ago. I think my photo may be 35 years old as it was taken on my first skiing holiday -(sales convention) … Continue reading

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How SUEZ boosted their staff’s pension pots by £8.65m

  I really admire organisations that are prepared to take a chance and test their workplace pensions for value for money. SUEZ is one such organisation. Michelle Sutton, SUEZ Head of pensions and reward talks here about  how since 2004 … Continue reading

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Is there a commercial market for Independent Financial Guidance

  Is there even such a term?  The FCA seem to think so ‘Guidance’ is a much broader term (than advice) and includes more general information about financial products. It can include information about different types of investments or general … Continue reading

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“Are we experiencing a second wave?” – asks Stuart McDonald

  By Stuart McDonald for                                                                       … Continue reading

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Keep the messaging simple and follow the science

Government messaging on COVID-19 has ranged from effective to baffling and the consensus is that it works best when simple. While Sage might be agonizing over strategy the early messages about staying at home, keeping your distance and saving our … Continue reading

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Net pay pension problems? – don’t leave them to the Treasury

The headline is misleading, the Treasury are not looking for solutions, they are looking for the long-grass ;  unless people who give a damn , tell the Treasury to pull their finger out, 1.7m low earners will continue to overpay … 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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Weathering the Storm

Iain Clacher & Con Keating As part of our Funding Code research, we searched for academic or practitioner papers covering long-term expected returns forecasts. We were particularly interested in the ex post accuracy of these forecasts. We found none which … Continue reading

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Payroll + Pensions = Value for money! Register here for the event of next week

  REGISTER HERE This is going to be by far and away the best webinar you could watch next week REGISTER HERE Hosted with our thanks by the CIPP   For a sneak peak of payroll’s best kept secret – … Continue reading

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Wine, lizards and the hazards of the mute button – Covid-19 actuaries Friday report

The Friday Report – Issue 21 By Nicola Oliver, Matthew Fletcher and John Roberts COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID‑19 Actuaries Response … Continue reading

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