Category Archives: pensions

Democratising pensions in Manchester

Diverse accross the ages The pictures above are from the library supplied journalists by the PLSA, they are what the PLSA would like you to think they are about, and yesterday’s sessions really were about youth. But young is as … Continue reading

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The north east rises #PLSAannual19

Who,d have thunk it #PLSAannual19 pic.twitter.com/knsWf49DYg — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) October 16, 2019 I’d come expecting what I’d left behind in 2005, a diet of DB . By the end of day one I’ve only been to one session aimed … Continue reading

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Up in Manchester for #PLSAannual19

Well I’m up in rainy Manchester in my AirBnB just off Canal Street in Manchester, thinking of how to spend the two and a half days of #PLSAannual most constructively. I’ve gratefully accepted the PLSA’s offer of a press pass … Continue reading

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IFAs are living the life of Woodford

Having spent nearly 24 hours somewhere in a field hotel in Hampshire, I am seriously worried about the complacency of IFAs. Indulged beyond measure, flattered by the fund managers that pay their bills seem oblivious to the conflicts of interests … Continue reading

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Why this pensions bill matters

  A Pensions Schemes Bill has been included in the Queen’s Speech , which lays out the legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary session. This bill includes legislation to enable the pensions dashboard and collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to … Continue reading

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Will Aussies dare compare their pensions?

In Australia, “disappointing” superannuation funds are baulking at a comparison tool. https://t.co/MhkGekqX8i — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October 14, 2019 It’s a big question in the UK too. “Never mind the value, keep giving us your money” is the key message … Continue reading

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Big week for politics – big week for pensions

  Things will come to a head this week. For Guy Opperman today will either be the day his Pensions Bill will make it into the Queens Speech or his first term in office will be remembered as “close but … Continue reading

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The threat of innovation to UK financial services

UK financial services is one of Britain’s great wealth generators. The FCA concluded in its asset management study that the average fund manager was working to a 36% margin. Ferraris and Lamborghinis provide commonplace transport to our financial elite and … Continue reading

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Is a retirement pot a retirement plan?

Jo Cumbo’s public resolution – as part of national financial planning week – to adopt a plan for her retirement – was as brave as it was sensible. How many of us have worked out a strategy for the “what … Continue reading

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The best audience I will have all year – thanks CIPP!

  Take a look at the audience above and you will see what I saw when I arrived to speak- not a single empty chair , everyone paying attention and a great gender mix. The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals … Continue reading

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