Tag Archives: Aviva

Could workplace defaults give best value for money?

The results from our first 100 retirement savers are in and our test group averaged 54/100 on their outcomes. Some of the people who did best are in workplace pensions , including a friend from Port Talbot who has got … Continue reading

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How green is my workplace pension?

I hadn’t thought of Grant Thornton as thought leaders in pensions. On Friday I met with an old friend – Sandy Trust to talk about value for money. Well that’s what I thought we’d talk about- but Sandy –  canny … 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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Don’t pander to pension populism! Zurich big-wig hits out at “freedoms”

“I have no time for populism” , was the astonishing rebuttal of top Zurich Insurance shrink Stefan Kroepfl. Kroepfl, who is global head of life business analysis – is no lightweight, nor was the discussion that ensued at this Dutch … Continue reading

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Aviva (unlike tPR) get it right on transfers.

    Well done Andy Briggs for saying what a responsible life company CEO should say . “Aviva backs ban on transfer advice charges“. Let’s be clear Aviva are not calling for a ban on defined benefit transfers, they are … 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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Aviva’s IGC – a “finger of fudge” – just enough (to give members a treat).

Just enough! Continue reading

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Royal Mail CDC – proof of concept or the real deal?

I am always amazed at the churlishness of the pension industry towards innovation. Here’s John Lawson suggesting that the Royal Mail should be spending £400m a year to satisfy his curiosity. I’d quite like one or two schemes to try … Continue reading

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Has Tata the courage of its conviction? (the workplace pension that dare not speak its name)

  It I’ve been in correspondence with a steelworker who wrote me this Over the past few months when my work colleagues at TATA have been talking about transferring out I suggested the TATA Aviva Plan to them as it … Continue reading

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The pension dashboard is changing – but for the better?

      Like a fool I thought that a DWP seminar on the Pension Dashboard would be held at the DWP, it was held at the ABI. I had to double back on my Boris Bike. which meant I missed the … Continue reading

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