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How do master trusts add value for members at retirement?

I shouldn’t be surprised to report on a consultancy looking at how member outcomes could be improved by picking the right workplace pension. But I am. This morning at 11 am, Hymans Robertson are kicking off another round of webinars … Continue reading

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How can CDC Decumulation provide inflation protection? – Con Keating

This blog from Con Keating is technical and designed to help the DWP ,tPR and others , when thinking about how to encourage inflation protection in the pathways on offer to savers in retirement.  Member options for retirement income Introduction … Continue reading

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RPI v CPI – the evidence so far; (Jon&Con)

  This article is from Jon Spain and Con Keating, intellectual powerhouses of this blog. It asks us took again at the relationship between RPI and CPI Financial services professionals commonly state that, over the long term, RPI increases will … Continue reading

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What’s the good of Boris Johnson’s 6 point plan for Ukraine?

Johnson is an ideas not a rules man. He came close to running out of ideas last month, because he broke so many rules, but there’s nothing like a foreign crisis to divert focus and Johnson has been busy reminding … Continue reading

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CDC – time to ask the audience?

  When you bring a new product to market, you first test whether there is a gap into which it can fit. If nothing else, the FCA’s Retirement Income Study is showing that there is space in the market for … Continue reading

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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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