Tag Archives: CMA

Pension Dashboards – time to respond!


At a recent PPI seminar, Laurie Edmans reminded us that he had been responsible for helping Government nearly deliver combined pension forecasts in 2004 – nearly 15 years ago. I wrote to Laurie thanking him for chairing an excellent event … Continue reading

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#pensionsdashboardsummit – it could be feisty!


  I’ll be off on a Boris Bike to Marble Arch in a moment to the Pension Dashboard Summit at the Arum Hotel. From the opening session , which pitches Chris Sier together with L&G supremo Chris Clarke, this looks … Continue reading

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CMA investment probe shock; the big three breathe again!


It shows the distance between the consumer and the investment consultant that all but a handful of readers will know what this headline refers to. To the general public, the Competition and Markets Authority’s probe into the opaque world of … Continue reading

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“Fund pays”. How platforms hide the bills till it’s too late.


I published a blog over the weekend , which is rather better for the comments it’s attracted. Indeed there’s an argument to read the comments and ignore the blog! The blog asked “what’s the point of platforms?”. I hadn’t expected … 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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How small schemes can win (with no surrender)!


I’m listening to Bruce Springsteen – “no retreat, baby no surrender” A useful note about “the consolidation opportunity” sits in my inbox. It’s from Con Keating who had been studying the ONS data on how pension schemes invest their money.  He … Continue reading

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Resistance is futile! The FCA give the bully boys their marching orders


                                                 For you Tommy zee war is over! So the investment consultants are to be marched off to Stalug Luft CMA, for prolonged interrogation and indefinite detainment. Happily I have no pretentions to be an investment consultant and so can … Continue reading

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