Tag Archives: Australia

Play “Stick or twist” in the workplace pension lottery!


  If you changed jobs, would you prefer to stick with your current workplace pension or join your new employer’s scheme (leaving a little pot behind you)? It’s a tough choice, and the more you think about it, the tougher … Continue reading

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Other ways of doing CDC


  It’s great when you wake up – turn on your phone and get a really great couple of messages! This is what happened this morning to me Last night John Ralfe had been asking me where I felt CDC … Continue reading

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Tie me Superfund down – sport


Q. What do you get if you cross a compulsory contribution system with  unfettered private sector provision? A. Australian Superannuation So this should come as no surprise A couple of enduring themes have emerged so far from the Royal Commission … Continue reading

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Watch out for that land down under! Australia’s as confused as we are!


Australia is the land where the market never crashes. It is  a nation of double digit compulsory pension contributors , of universal pension engagement and an example to us all. Well some of this is true, but if recent reports coming out of … Continue reading

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HAPPY RUGBY WINS!


As I seem to spend most of this weekend commuting from Central London to Eton on trains running through Twickenham, I have not been able to avoid the rugby world cup. I now know that West London is populated  entirely by Kiwis, Boks and Aussies … Continue reading

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Advance Australia Fair!


I have never been to Australia, I should go I know, but we have Earl’s Court. My good friend Jim Hennington has recently returned to his native Oz after a few years over here teaching us some tricks on how to … Continue reading

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Bridging that advice gap – 43rd London Pension Lunch


Vivi and others were more optimistic, reckoning that employer power might be a way of driving standards up. Continue reading

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“What’s expensive for a pension these days?”


Most UK pension people may still agree with you and see 0.9% as cheap but not me. It might have been cheap in 2000 and it certainly isn’t today! Continue reading

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Australian “Super” – not an answer – a new question.


I went to a discussion on the Australian retirement savings system at the invitation of the Australian actuarial group in London (thanks guys). The talk was excellent as were the questions. Being  neither Australian or an actuary it was an eye – opener! Australia … Continue reading

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Why we want you at our Pension Play Pen party!


You – yes you! We’re having a knees up at the White Hart in Barnes, Hays have put some money behind the bar – the Racket of the Lambs have got  their banjos and we’re going to have a good time. … Continue reading

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