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The 2021 IGC reports – links, reviews and ratings

I’ve completed my review of the 2020 IGCs and GAAs – 15 reviews of the reports I know of. It you run an IGC or GAA that I’ve missed, please send me your report. I doubt many IGCs have met … Continue reading

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Aegon’s IGC report – a good and informative read.

Aegon has published it’s 2020-21 IGC report. In the past, I have been critical of Ian Pittaway’s reports but I sense a shift to a more responsive approach relying more on feedback from employers and consultants. This is reflected in … Continue reading

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Spot on Steven Cameron – VFM needs radical innovation!

I find myself in  agreement with Aegon’s Steven Cameron in his position on the FCA’s value for money proposals as reported in Pension Age Steven Cameron, has highlighted concerns with proposed responsibilities for Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) in the Financial … Continue reading

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Pension Plowman’s guide to 2020 IGC reports

This is a big year for IGCs. It is their fifth birthday, it’s the year when the FCA reviews their effectiveness and it’s the year of the pandemic, where providers and savers will be under maximum strain. Most of the … Continue reading

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Does Aegon’s IGC deliver “what matters most to us”?

Aegon’s IGC Chair Statement has been published , you can read it here Helpfully Ian Pittaway and Helen Parker have a conversation on the IGC’s activities on the video. Unfortunately, video has a habit of turning lawyers into marketing people … Continue reading

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Member support: beyond the trustee’s pay-grade?

Since publishing this article , LGIM has made a statement on the closure of the L&G helplines – you can read the statement here The Pensions Regulator and the FCA have delivered guidance on how those with charge of other … Continue reading

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How do Customers benchmark what’s good about their DC pension?

For employer’s it’s all been about inter-operability I’m returning to a question that has bothered me since the inception of auto-enrolment over six years ago. To begin with, it was a question for employers and could largely be answered in … Continue reading

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Back in the bubble – how the pension industry feeds itself (but no-one else)

Looking back over the headlines in the trade press, I read a depressing litany of stories about the industry feeding itself. Aegon says it has deep pockets (to compensate financial advisers). It’s chief executive calls its life company (the once … Continue reading

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IGC Class of 2018 – the results are in – this is how your Chair Report stacks up.

    So  here are my ratings for the principal IGC reports that I can find. There may be more reports skulking out there and I’ll be adding them if they get reported to me! As you can see, they … Continue reading

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Aegon almost perfect – says Aegon IGC

Aegon’s IGC has produced a Chair’s Statement which reads like a corporate brochure for the Dutch life insurance company. The most used word in Ian Pittaway’s IGC report is “challenge”, but no challenge emerges. Aegon turn out to be get … Continue reading

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