Tag Archives: City

The purpose of pensions- served by Transparency.


Yesterday’s Transparency Symposium, organised by Family Agethangelou , delivered a series of insights on the Purpose of Pensions. The DWP were in attendance, I guess the political message was simple, we want pensions to meet people’s expectations of later life. … Continue reading

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Property or pension – Village or City?


  Ros Altmann, who writes better than any financial commentator I know, has produced a brilliant blog on the differences between investing in a property and investing in a pension. You can read the blog here, this is the key … Continue reading

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The Lord Mayor’s Show – don’t you know! (photoblog)

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More cobblers from investment experts on DC pensions


I am afraid I have to report yet more moronic thinking from the investment community showing their  disconnect with the ways and means of everyday folk. Example one is from Lyxor, who used to be called Societe Generale until they screwed … Continue reading

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“These charges are no more- they have ceased to be”


      Tell me about your Charges Sir Can’t do that …they’re hiddeen Tell me about your hidden charges then Don’t know what you’re talking about Sir.   Much of the problem rests with the word “discretionary”. If you … Continue reading

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The FSA should’ve picked on somebody its own size


It’s a feature of bullies that they pick upon the weak and harmless and avoid the toughs in the playground. So we shouldn’t be surprised that the FSA left RBS alone while hunting down IFAs for procedural offences. The big concern about … Continue reading

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