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A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment

  A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment We consider here the case for investment in less liquid assets and the current DC pension scheme landscape as set out in “A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment”. We note first … Continue reading

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“There’s plenty of “dry powder” – we need an explosion of productive capital”

This blog is a review of an article by Emma Duncan published in The Times on January 7th 2022, headed: “Let’s turn Covid and Brexit to our advantage” – an eminently sensible idea. However, the way in which this is … Continue reading

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Do dividends pay our pensions?

Remember stakeholder economics? It’s been a long time since Will Hutton introduced us to the idea of a stakeholder. Back in the last century, the Blairite vision was for a society where the needs of a shareholder were balanced with … Continue reading

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Are investment consultants worth the money?

Robin Powell picks up an article that makes some interesting observations. Investment consultants sit at the top of the food chain. They are responsible for the allocation of pension fund money and are a pre-requisite for running a pension trustee … Continue reading

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2022’s the year for lawyers to stop moaning

  I’ve just read Pension Expert’s lengthy article  “2022-Lawyers-call-for-regulatory-pension-pause“. Rather than a pause in legislation, I’d like to see a pause in moaning – and a focus on simplifying the pension system by focusing on consolidation I have little sympathy … Continue reading

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The wellbeing of the elderly is all of our business.

Ros Altmann is right. No civilised country should leave pensioners out in the cold through winter. It’s time to act to ensure the elderly can heat their homes as fuel bills soar https://t.co/VPloQos2nm @yorkshirepost — Ros Altmann (@rosaltmann) January 7, … Continue reading

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The secret to Omicron’s success and more – C19-ARG’s Friday report 58

Friday Report: Issue 58 By: John Roberts, Adele Groyer, Matt Fletcher and Dan Ryan   www.covid-arg 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 … Continue reading

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A blog on inequality written for Jack Dromey.

Posted  in memory of  Jack Dromey The Office of National Statistics have produced their 7th update of  its wealth and assets survey taking us to the very start of the pandemic in March 2020. These are their five key findings  … Continue reading

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“The beneficiaries of your pension plan are not the government”.

  This phrase is from Maxime Aucoin of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). She buys assets on behalf of public pension plans as well as insurance plans and it operates independently from the government, managing over $225bn … Continue reading

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PPF gets back to basics with some pension home truths

After a few days having to pick my way through the misunderstandings around our auto-enrolment retirement savings system, I read the PPF’s “Get retirement ready in 2022” with relief. It was good to be guided through a report by people … Continue reading

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