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The money behind annuities “matters” too!

We tend to forget that a very large amount of the money yet to be paid as pensions , is backed by funds held by insurers and that money is invested, not just in gilts but in a wide variety … Continue reading

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Putting our money where their mouth is? We’re not there yet!

Last night I had the chance to listen to the Lord Mayor’s lecture – organised by Gresham College which is a few yards from where I live. If this had happened last year, I would not have been invited or … Continue reading

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Can the private sector be trusted to pay us a “living pension”?

I’ve advertised the forthcoming report from the Resolution Foundation on this blog before. I’m pleased to see that it will be discussed by a notable panel later today and I hope that a recording of the session will be circulated … Continue reading

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“Dragging pensions out of the digital stone age”

New data today. Record numbers are using the internet. Record numbers are also investing in pensions. You’d never know. We must drag pensions out of the digital stone age. https://t.co/j3To2IpsmP pic.twitter.com/T4XErS6jqo — Alistair McQueen (@HelloMcQueen) August 7, 2020 I was … Continue reading

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Aviva’s IGC – more effective than its report suggests

Aviva’s IGC has turned up and you can preview it here (it launches properly Monday) It’s available as  a PDF  you can download here or you can read a digital version Having read both, I’d suggest that the PDF works … 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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Do we long-term care?

There’s an elderly care crisis in the UK. Action must be taken now, or the country’s ability to look after elderly people will collapse by 2029. Our report with @cebr_uk looks at why this has happened, and what we can … Continue reading

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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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