Category Archives: pensions

If you’re an Uber driver , you have a NOW pension.

I wondered whether the headline had  been better “if you’re an Uber driver, you now have a pension” but for industry readers, the news is that NOW at last have something to tell the world that isn’t “mea culpa”. I … Continue reading

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Covid may not have made us older – let’s hope it’s making us wiser.

I went to a wildly exciting drinks reception yesterday evening and asked one of the actuaries in my circle how he was feeling. He wittily replied “I feel three months older” and pointed me to the news that life expectancy … Continue reading

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If we change to Private Markets then Private Markets must change too!

For the average saver, news that their investment returns will increasingly be from the private markets is akin to telling car-drivers that they are moving from 4 star (remember that) to unleaded petrol. So long as the pumps are primed … Continue reading

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Come for coffee with Julius and Tumelo; 10.30 this morning!

Dear Playpen member, you are cordially invited to our next coffee morning on Tuesday 21st September at 10:30am All Star, Julius Pursaill (who has oversight on over £200 Bn in Assets) will be discussing climate investing and private markets. Jonathan … Continue reading

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Reappointed Pensions Minister tweets his agenda

Guy Opperman has been confirmed as Pension Minister following the recent reshuffle. This is a good thing for pensions. It should mean that he becomes the longest serving Pensions Minister this century and that his reform plans can be seen … Continue reading

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Covid Actuaries Friday report – bumper addition!

Friday Report: Issue 51  By: John Roberts, Matt Fletcher, Nicola Oliver & Adele Groyer COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.   COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers … Continue reading

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‘Normal service will be resumed by the end of October 2021″ -DWP

I hope Guy Opperman’s promise that those due their state pension , some for 6 months or more, will get their payments with more than an apology. The short term blip in service is being blamed by the Minister on … Continue reading

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I’ve lost my pension pot;- it’s somewhere in Germany

  You were great on the radio, Henry. Eh? You and Yours – lunchtime. I was swimming at lunchtime. You were on You and Yours mate. forgotten we did this @sharivahl is acing it! — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) September … Continue reading

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Making sense of value and money with personal “investment rates”

  Today we expect a discussion paper from tPR/FCA on the measurement of value for money. This is not so much a blog but an essay about measuring value. I’m trying to write about what I hear people saying and … Continue reading

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What should you do about pensions when divorcing?

University of Manchester, Cognitive Media, ESRC Today is pensions awareness day. One area of pensions I have never covered is divorce. So it was great when my friend Debora Price dropped me a line with some good advice on what … Continue reading

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