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The hidden costs of charges are pants!


Yesterday’s Moneybox with Lesley Curwen was a cracker. It brought together the voices of a number of investors together with the views of Michelle Cracknell, Chris Sier and Gina Miller. All were clear and interesting But the best contribution came … Continue reading

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A good week for transparency


It’s been a good week for transparency, with the FCA’s publication of the IDWG’s final report.  Chris Sier and his team have created the opportunity for investors to properly understand the total cost of intermediation when buying assets through a … Continue reading

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Pensions dashboard – for the consumer or the industry?


    Yesterday I suggested that the Pensions Dashboard Summit being held in London was likely to be “feisty” – it was. The organisers chose to put the event under Chatham House rules, as if a debate about transparency can … Continue reading

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Sier and Agethangelou kick off Government pension transparency inquiry


Chris Sier (left) and Andy Agethangelou (right) are due to kick off the Work and Pensions Select Committee costs  transparency inquiry – giving oral evidence on 5th September. It’s fitting that the two will appear together, Chris Sier did a great … Continue reading

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Who are the 200,000 people petitioning for the pensions dashboard?


  It won’t be long till 38 degrees’ campaign to save the pensions dashboard hits its target of 200,00. Today, the campaign was given a boost by publicity in the Financial Times by the ever-excellent Jo Cumbo. The FT’s headline … Continue reading

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Why every hidden cost matters.


Value recognised A lot has been made about the hidden charges of running a fund over the past ten years. Over this time there have been two high profile campaigns to bring them into the open. In the retail space, … Continue reading

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How important is investment transparency to savers?


  This is the 5th of a series of eight blogs addressing the eight questions posed by the WPC. Today’s exam question is How important is investment transparency to savers? A short answer is ” a lot more important than most … Continue reading

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We don’t just need a dashboard – we need a steering wheel!


Like everyone else, I think a dashboard to see my pension pots in a single place is a great idea. But building a dashboard is only a part of it. You can’t steer your car with a dashboard. 21st century … Continue reading

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Roll out Transparency today!


  Today is a Transparency Task Force day and Andy Agethangelou and the transparent will be assembling at Pension Insurance Corporation from 9am. You can catch me on a CDC power panel at 4pm. I urge you to go- it … Continue reading

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The CMA and IDWG are looking for the right grubs under the wrong stones.


The Competition and Markets Authority has produced the first of a series of working papers (only 90 pages) looking at the buy-side of institutional intermediation (e.g. what happens between buying an asset and the return the customer gets). “The evidence reviewed … Continue reading

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