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CDC – cons diminish confidence!

I am fairly confident that before the end of October, before even next week’s budget, the DWP will consult on CDC. We are told by the Pensions Minister , that the test case is Royal Mail but that legislation will … Continue reading

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Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions

    Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme has produced a report entitled “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions”, the latest in a series of exciting projects in the programme. Long Finance has agreed to invite readers of this blog to the … Continue reading

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How the blockchain revolution could transform financial services

The technology likely to have a significant impact on the financial services industry and the world of business has arrived. Not peer-to-peer lending, artificial intelligence, big data, robo-advisers or Apple Pay – but rather blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies … Continue reading

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Was BHS a blessing?

At a rowdy debate at yesterday’s Battle of Ideas, my colleague Hilary Salt stoked the fires by claimed the fall of BHS was a milestone to improving British productivity. Nobody expressed disagreement – despite it being packed with left-wing thinkers. … Continue reading

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The Blockchain is boring – we aren’t!

If you read my blogs you’ll know that I see the Blockchain as boring and beautiful at the same time. It is boring because it creates a central purchasing ledger and it is beautiful because it puts millions of boring … Continue reading

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Long live their IGC – well done L&G!

Yesterday I wrote about going to the L&G  IGC Forum. It was one of three great events I went to (the other was a meeting at the FCA to discuss outcomes of pension savings and the third an inspiring meeting … Continue reading

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It’s the L&G IGC forum – I’m not going for tea and biscuits.

L&G have championed the idea of the Independent Governance Committee. Before they were a twinkle in the FCA’s eye, L&G had got going and today is the third forum for members of their workplace pension plans. I haven’t been before … Continue reading

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Floundering in the dark – the PP DC Conference

De profundis It was a beautiful day and it was a great hotel. But I left the Professional Pensions Defined Contribution Conference profoundly depressed. Perhaps I needed  lux in tenebris (see the progress that is being made elsewhere). The problems created … Continue reading

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“Transparency – your tide is coming in!”

  King Canute was a wise king, he died (where I was born) in Shaftesbury, he was a Viking who became our Christian king,  he taught his court that he could not hold back the waves and that there was … Continue reading

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