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CDC and the actuarial profession

  I am not an actuary, I work with actuaries and I work for an actuarial firm. I stand up for actuaries and I praise them where praise is due. Yesterday saw an attack on the actuarial profession on twitter … Continue reading

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Is the tide turning in favour of pensions?

As we reach the last few weeks of the year, I’ve been looking at the stories that are dominating the pension landscape and increasingly they are positive. Despite UK and global equity markets being down on the year, pensions are … Continue reading

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For the ripped-off steelworkers – today’s about doing it together!

This morning, around 15 Port Talbot steelworkers will make their way from Paddington to Westminster to meet MPs – keen to help them in their pension plight. They will be greeted at the Cromwell Gate by a lot of media … Continue reading

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Financial Economics = Scorched Earth

John Kiff rolled his tank onto my lawn this morning. Well he can roll it off again and take his flamethrowers with him. For in the long march back from Moscow, Kiff, Ralfe & Co are doing their best to … 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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Don’t pander to pension populism! Zurich big-wig hits out at “freedoms”

“I have no time for populism” , was the astonishing rebuttal of top Zurich Insurance shrink Stefan Kroepfl. Kroepfl, who is global head of life business analysis – is no lightweight, nor was the discussion that ensued at this Dutch … Continue reading

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Keating on Ralfe, CDC and morality

Last week’s Corporate Advisor’s Pensions Summit featured a debate on the merits of CDC pensions. Johan Ralfe presented the “case” against the introduction of CDC. In the main, with all the showmanship of Barnum and Bailey, this resurrected old and … Continue reading

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Why would management fees be any cheaper for #cdc than DC?

It’s a question posed by John Ralfe- to me – on twitter. It’s a serious question and one that Jeremy Cooper, doyen of the Australian Super system is clearly interested in too. The question cannot be simply answered with reference … Continue reading

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Other ways of doing CDC

  It’s great when you wake up – turn on your phone and get a really great couple of messages! This is what happened this morning to me Last night John Ralfe had been asking me where I felt CDC … Continue reading

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The human cost of marking our pensions to the market

  The debate at the CSFI mid week between Norma Cohen and John Ralfe on one side and Jon Spain and Dennis Leech on the other – seems to have focussed on the economics of pensions. I’d like to widen … Continue reading

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