Tag Archives: AllianceBernstein

An encouraging tale of choice

I feel more enthusiastic about the investment section of the about to be launched http://www.pensionplaypen.com than any other. Continue reading

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DC4Good; ABdc and the Pension Trust get it.

  DC just took a little step forward… Here’s AllianceBernstein‘s press release (with the flim-flam deleted and my comments in blue) AllianceBernstein has launched a range of ethical target date funds for the  UK DC market.   Good news, we all know that … Continue reading

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Why the DC “game is up” for the active fund managers

Like landed salmon , they flap around on the bank, hoping they may get thrown back in the water. Continue reading

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More pensions nonsense from the “investment community”

  How have have the people who invest pension funds become so out of touch with the people who retire from them? This question occurred to me several times yesterday as I listened to a large numbers of charming and intelligent people … Continue reading

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Beyond belief – investment philospohies in the DC world

Investment Philosophies are what Asset Managers use to justify fees- Investment Beliefs are how trustees justify paying them. Continue reading

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The vision of Pension Plowman

The pen is mightier than the sword and a lot less dangerous! Continue reading

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