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“Not so fast!” – the @Aviva #AE conference needs to listen to those not in the room


I spent yesterday morning with Aviva at their future of Auto-Enrolment event in the City. Here’s Aviva’s 10 point wish-list for Auto-Enrolment. ADEQUACY: 1. Phase towards 12.5% contributions by 2028 2. Adopt a flat rate of tax relief – save … Continue reading

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What’s the point of disclosure if it never gets seen?


Jo Cumbo has been writing some interesting pieces ( https://www.ft.com/content/787ad06e-7e7b-11e6-bc52-0c7211ef3198)  on how what we need to know about our retirement savings can be delivered to us as we want it. We get our shopping or our meals to our door if … Continue reading

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Pension fury from Paul Lewis


It’s worth subscribing to Paul Lewis’ weekly Moneybox blog, delivered to your inbox on a Friday afternoon. This week’s mail addresses a central unfairness; those laying down the law on pensions are sorted , those they tell to “engage” –  face  “glacial”  innovation from … Continue reading

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Pension dashboards and the art of saying nothing.


  With a great deal of noise, the Government announced yesterday its intention to pilot a set of data standards with 11 pension providers; Aon Avivia B&CE LV HSBC NEST NOW Royal London Standard Life WTW Zurich The list is … Continue reading

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Paul Trickett – a big thank you!


I understand that Paul Trickett is joining Aviva as a Director of the Life Company. Paul tells me he has resigned his posts as Chair of the Trustees of the Zurich  Staff Pension Scheme and of the L&G Master Trust. … Continue reading

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“The best way forward or the NEST way forward?”


If you are an employer and you have made a decision, there is no liability—that is clear in the legislation. If you have decided to go with NEST rather than NOW: or People’s, there is no liability that can fall … Continue reading

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Property , liquidity and the merit of doing nothing


News that Standard Life , M&G (the Pru) and Aviva have put up the shutters on their property funds is dominating the headlines. We are used to being able to move our money around the market with “impunity”. I put … Continue reading

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Accountex 2016 – are you there?


  This is my fourth year going to Accountex. It’s a trade show, not a conference, most people who go are running their own businesses and are looking for ways to run those businesses better. This is in marked contrast to … Continue reading

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“Say hello- say goodbye” – the Friends Life IGC


Having spent 7 pages introducing itself and setting out its stall, the Friends Life IGC Chair Statement concludes, 7 pages later; It’s a case of say hello say, say goodbye and I’m afraid that the 7 pages which deal with … Continue reading

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Corporate codswallop from Aviva’s IGC


  Aviva’s IGC chair’s statement,signed off by Chair Inder Dhingra is very much a corporate effort. It reminds me of a tourist brochure sanctioned by the North Korean Government in which tourists respectfully thank their hosts for the fascinating insight … Continue reading

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