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The secret to Omicron’s success and more – C19-ARG’s Friday report 58

Friday Report: Issue 58 By: John Roberts, Adele Groyer, Matt Fletcher and Dan Ryan   www.covid-arg COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID-19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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McPhail is no seal-clubber.

  Coincidental to the FCA’s impending clampdown on “price-walking”, I’m presented with just the kind of problem that has beset pensions since we decided giving people a pot not a pension was a good thing (let’s say 1987). A very … Continue reading

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300 new tickets issued for Friday’s VFM conference – register here.

We have been able to increase our Zoom capacity from 200 to 500, to allow a much wider audience. Following the publication of their findings on what members of workplace pensions want to know, Ruston Smith and Janette Weir will … Continue reading

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Taking back control of our retirement savings.

Pensions have long been seen to have an image problem. Ever since I started selling s226 policies in the early eighties I have heard them described as a rip-off. When you look behind that complaint you get to the frustration. … Continue reading

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Con Keating’s CDC Question time

This note responds to the questions raised by members of the audience of the webinar: Fair, Sufficient and Sustainable Collective Defined Contribution Pensions;  It quotes them anonymously, verbatim, and then offers responses. It is worth bearing in mind that in … Continue reading

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Where are these 1200 schemes to be consolidated?

When it comes to poor practice  “sunlight is the best disinfectant”. But the sun never shines on the whereabouts of occupational DC schemes, which are supposed to run their own websites for the benefit of all, but whose whereabouts on … Continue reading

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The devil is in these pension increases

Yesterday I was writing about the need to be pragmatic about the indexation of our pensions. Today I read in the FT that the calculation rules for the triple lock mean that pensioners could be in for an 8% rise … Continue reading

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Want to know more about pension scheme consolidation?

If you are interested in the dynamics of the retirement savings market , you may want to spend some or all of next  Thursday  afternoon (17th June) at a pension master class I am helping to organise. For those who … Continue reading

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Will technology save lifestyle?

No sooner have I published a blog announcing that AgeWage is embarking on research on how lifestyle has actually done, than I read a post in Professional Pensions from Julius Pursaill explaining how a master trust he advises is going … Continue reading

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If we have to take advice – pensions have failed

I have been in furious correspondence over the weekend with a friend , over one of the key words in today’s pension lexicon “engagement“. There is a strongly held opinion by many in pensions that we should require people to … Continue reading

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