Category Archives: pensions

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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Balance sheet relief leads to later life grief?

It’s a shame for my loyal readers (Con Keating especially) that some of the most interesting comments on my blog are made on twitter and linked in. In yesterday’s blog I suggested that our former pensions minister, Steve Webb, was … Continue reading

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Track records matter – but which track?

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            There is a fascinating thread building in the comments section of my post on Value Assessments and False Prophets.  In this blog I try to pick out the key dynamics of the comments and … Continue reading

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All party parliamentary group on pension scams takes shape

      Well done Andy Agethangelou and the Transparency Task Force for establishing an APPG to deal with pension scams. At a time when personal and financial vulnerability is high, attention to the threats to our pensions is welcome. … Continue reading

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L&G shows we can all innovate if we try!

This blog looks at how some pension providers are rejecting innovation and how one has built a powerful business – by embracing smart contracts and the blockchain. The lesson is clear – we can innovate if we try. Continue reading

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Bob Compton and Arc Benefits say “no” to tPR’s DB consultation

Bob Compton has kindly forwarded his responses to tPR’s consultation. Bob was reticent as his responses are short , to the point and in a single word “blunt” Continue reading

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