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Buying our funds the Ottoman way. What British investors can learn from Turkey.


Last week at a meeting of the Transparency Task Force, I listened to Dr Chris Sier talk of his work in Turkey, understanding how that country’s regulators are getting to grips with fund costs and charges and ensuring that fund … Continue reading

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How safe is your workplace pension?


The opportunity to improve pension fund charging. Let us pause for a moment and consider what we are buying into when we set up a workplace pension for our staff. On the face of it, nobody enrolled into a workplace … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment – matching payrolls to pensions.


The big payroll/pension issue There are, according to one payroll software development we have spoken to, 42 separate interfaces between payroll and HR and the various workplace pension providers. Not all payrolls are prepared to build processes to accommodate each … Continue reading

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Fund management’s like a car-boot, you’ve got to know what you’re paying (and what you’re buying).


Fund management’s like a car-boot, you’ve got to know what you’re paying (and what you’re buying). Continue reading

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The death bell tolls for commission –


Another step on the hard road to pensions decency Continue reading

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A time for action not tears!


Yesterday I was kind to insurance companies; this was a PR mistake. My inbox received a number of reproofs reminding me of the shoddiness of insurance company practice – in particular their reliance on “embedded value”. Fortunately these did not include a broadside … Continue reading

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What a charge cap would mean for insurers


the Embedded Value write offs if the cap comes in at 0.5% will be in the £bns Continue reading

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Risk-sharing starts with cost-sharing


This lunchtime we will be debating pension charges at the Pension Play Pen lunch (50 Cornhill). This blog may help in organising my thinking and perhaps your thinking too! The terms of the debate about the charges cap that the … Continue reading

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Pensions for nothing and advice for free


Insurers will reconsider their options on schemes where commission is paid but no advice is delivered Continue reading

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Commission – an unwanted risk.


Remaining in denial only defers and increases risk. Continue reading

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