Tag Archives: charges

People’s Pension admits undisclosed charge-hike.

Last week I published an article “Power to the People”, calling on People’s pension to tell their members what their asset managers were charging for stock lending on trustee’s assets. People’s Pension has responded with a comment on that blog. … Continue reading

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“Transaction cost disclosure in Workplace Pensions” – #FCA

  Most people now have a DC workplace pension and if you haven’t got one you’re either very lucky (as you’re accruing a defined benefit) or one of the 6m marginal employees who are reckoned to be “entitled”, “non-eligible” or … Continue reading

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Where next for pensions transparency?

As illegal drugs to your health so hidden charges to your finances Imagine that you were tasked to prevent drugs coming into this country. Would you ask the driver if he had drugs in his vehicle and wave him through … Continue reading

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“Monkeys redundant” -Con Keating gives the IA a proper kicking

  The following blog is printed with the kind permission of Con Keating and relates to recent blogs on this site “the charges of the light brigade” and “searching for the Loch Ness Monster“ The strapline to the press release … Continue reading

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The soft underbelly of master trusts

  Many master trusts are absolutely rotten – they are not fit for purpose. Lots of advisers are using them as a back door way of bringing in commission, dressed up as high governance charges. The words of Barnett Waddingham’s … Continue reading

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Till we know the “money” – shut up about “value”.

  I had a number of meeting yesterday culminating in an afternoon spent with members of the Transparency Task Force (TTF), with the FCA and with certain interested observers. I can report the meeting happened and what was said but … Continue reading

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The time for cost transparency is now – guest blog from Stewart Bevan

  The topic of transparency of costs and charges refuses to go away. Significant costs are still not being disclosed fully to asset owners who often have no idea of their potential impact.   I recently heard a discussion about … Continue reading

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IGCs and the Transparency Task Force

This is an article that will appear in the Transparency Times, Andy Agethangelou’s online paper  that will appear later this month. I am a big fan of the Tranparency TaskForce and also the publishing venture! If you aren’t a part of … Continue reading

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Short but not that sweet – Fidelity’s IGC report

    Fidelity has in Kim Nash, the only female Chair of an IGC, infact two out or three of the IGC’s independent members are woman (Rachel Brougham of BESTrustees being the other). If awards were given for brevity and … Continue reading

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Chris Hitchen’s plea to the FCA on transparency.

It’s good that the PLSA have published the speeches at its investment conference on youtube. Here is a debate started by a speech from Tracey McDermott of the FCA that generates some really useful discussion  on “where the market is … Continue reading

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