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Applying Blockchain to Pensions and Investment Management

  This article first appeared on linked in here, Marten’s blogs appear with the kind permission of Maarten. If you would like to see another application of the distributive ledger and Smart contracts in pensions, you can compare the solutions … Continue reading

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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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