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The Lords’ findings and recommendations on leveraged LDI.

In a strongly worded report, the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has  criticised the use of leveraged liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies by defined benefit (DB) pension funds, which played a significant role in the financial turmoil following the September … Continue reading

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Holding to Account: Analysis and Resolution of a Crisis . (Keating and Clacher)

This post was written before the second intervention of the Bank of England to shore up pension schemes and the financial system on Monday 10th October. Con Keating will be speaking today (Tuesday 11th)  at a Pension PlayPen coffee morning  … Continue reading

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LDI – open to legal challenge? Keating and Clacher ask awkward questions.

  The authors of this blog are Iain Clacher & Con Keating The purpose of a UK defined benefit tax approved pension scheme trust will be set out expressly in the terms of the trust deed (or can be deduced … Continue reading

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Mark Carney v Barononess Altmann

In the Bank’s corner – Mark Carney In the Saver’s corner – Baroness Altmann Monetary policy is not helping ordinary people and low rates may be doing more harm than good Ordinary savers are being hung out to dry and … Continue reading

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What’s the point of banks?

News that the HSBC is to slash it’s costs by $5bn. spells trouble for 6,000 British workers and their families. It will probably be seen as good news to the shareholders of the bank but what of the customers? There was … Continue reading

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Money worries

She asked me to imagine her situation by thinking about mine. “Imagine”- she said, “what you have promised to pay for in the next twenty years”. Continue reading

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