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Assessment of 2021 IGC reports – a boring read but an important one!

Despite the efforts of the FCA to make IGC reporting more relevant to ordinary savers, I found this crop of IGC reports were bland and unambitious in their reporting of VFM. No IGC suggested that  value for money was not … Continue reading

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Aviva’s IGC Statement’s fierce battle to stay relevant.

A report whose relevance is challenged Aviva published its 2022 IGC report in September. As the picture says, it deals with the performance of Aviva’s pension savings products to the end of 2021 but does not cover the impact of … Continue reading

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IGC reports? Please send send them to me!

  Each year I report on the activities of Independent Governance Committees and their little sisters the Governance Advisory Arrangements. IGCs and GAAs are in place to keep  the providers of contract based pension saving schemes honest. They are well … Continue reading

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The 2021 IGC reports – links, reviews and ratings

I’ve completed my review of the 2020 IGCs and GAAs – 15 reviews of the reports I know of. It you run an IGC or GAA that I’ve missed, please send me your report. I doubt many IGCs have met … Continue reading

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Double-barreled female success!

It’s been a good week for strong women, Westminster has one more female MP and Sarah and Emma have topped the pension appointment pages. They are contemporaries of mine and two people whose company I enjoy, they are showing that … Continue reading

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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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