Category Archives: pensions

“Should fans have a voice?”; as with football, so with pensions.

I found this article  on Mallowstreet, a gated community for pension people. It is written by Sandra Woolf and its main contributor, Richard Butcher is both professional trustee and Chair of the PLSA. It is based on a press release … Continue reading

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24 hours to save pensions from Treasury nutters

  We have known some time that the minimum age at which most people can access their pension savings will be moving from 55 to 57 and will probably be pushed back again as life expectancy continues its remorseless progress. … Continue reading

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It’s time we tested the value we get for the charges we pay

If I had read the PLSA’s response to the DWP’s proposals to flex the pension charge cap, this time last year, I would have applauded it. I told the Pensions Minister to his (virtual) face that I saw no demand … Continue reading

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Weighing up the vaccine’s benefits with the C19 actuaries

                                                                                                      http://www.covid-arg.com Friday Report: Issue 41 By John Roberts, Dan Ryan and Adele Groyer 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 … Continue reading

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Football united

Absolutely disgusted @LFC !! Most of these English clubs, have been built by the working class and their local community, and now their ownership are selling their soul to a money grabbing Super League. A absolute disgrace to football. #NoToSuperLeague … Continue reading

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Con Keating on illiquids and performance fees.

A Response to the DWP Consultation on Illiquid Investments and Performance Fees   Dr Con Keating Chair, EFFAS Bond Commission April 2021   It would not be surprising if the DWP were swamped by responses to this consultation from the … Continue reading

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How DC consolidation can benefit DC members

  Like Climate Change, Pension Consolidation isn’t something theoretical, it’s happening and at a great pace. I remember when DB transfers were at their peak (2018) people talking about what was to come. It had come and before the regulators … Continue reading

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The USS valuation and a way forward

The controversy over the University Superannuation Scheme’s current valuation sums up all that’s gone wrong with defined benefit pension schemes. Let’s start with the view of John Kay, one of Britain’s most respected and outspoken economists. John Kay, one of … Continue reading

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Eve McDougall – her struggle

Thanks  to Eve McDougall and Anita Boniface for permission to republish this article first written for Women2matter. Eve recalls her experience of being sent to an adult Victorian prison when she was just 15 years old. Over 30 years ago, … Continue reading

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Can we change the world?

Why is there an ESG movement in fund management? Why do people listen to John Lennon’s Imagine? It’s because people believe that they can change the world. You can be cynical and suppose that ESG is the cynical manipulation of … Continue reading

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