Tag Archives: Con Keating

Con Keating and Edi Truell (a trilogy in the making?)

Con Keating has sent me this post, in reply to Edi Truell’s recent linked in post on his recent blog “Safe as Houses”. I no longer subscribe to Linked-In (I find its security appalling) but I have been told that … Continue reading

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“Safe as Houses” – Con Keating on investment and speculation

This piece by Con Keating was first published in Professional Pensions  In early 2020, in order to explore the potential for Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pensions, I began an extensive project to investigate the investment performance of the major asset … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the corridors of corruption” (Con Keating unedited)

This article first appeared in Professional Pensions , a little edited and under the title “state goals won’t override my duty. This is the unexpurgated version published the day after the Prime Minister outlined his vision for Britain at his … Continue reading

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Private markets – a jewel in the crown or fool’s gold?

A key aim for DC trustees should be to consider how to ‘further improve’ long term future net risk adjusted returns and ‘member outcomes’ rather than just cutting costs. Getting more for members! @GuyOpperman @DWP @TPRgovuk @TheFCA @ThePLSA @bankofengland @henryhtapper … Continue reading

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Con Keating’s CDC Question time

This note responds to the questions raised by members of the audience of the webinar: Fair, Sufficient and Sustainable Collective Defined Contribution Pensions;  It quotes them anonymously, verbatim, and then offers responses. It is worth bearing in mind that in … Continue reading

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Keating moves the dial towards collective DC pensions.

The work done by Iain Clacher and Con Keating on creating a consistent  framework for a fair , sufficient  and sustainable way of returning to funded pension provision is too important to sit on an academic bookshelf. We have DC … Continue reading

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The prospect of fair, sufficient and sustainable pensions; miracle or mirage?

In a very short time , Pension PlayPen’s coffee mornings have achieved a regular following of 100 or so pension professionals, keen to hear and share views on critical pension issues. Steve Goddard has assembled a group of Pension All … Continue reading

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Get up to speed with two free webinars on CDC

I would like to draw your attention to two free webinar events on CDC both involving my friend and mentor Con Keating. The first is part of the Z-Yen series and features Con, and will be chaired by Professor Michael … Continue reading

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CDC and Individual DC Outcomes – Iain Clacher and Con Keating

  As a prelude to considering notional contribution allocation within a CDC scheme, it is worth asking the question as to how a 64-year-old and 24-year-old might have fared had they been in individual DC rather than in collective DC … Continue reading

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CDC – your questions answered

A recent professional pensions weekly Pension Buzz survey of 100 members of its readership posed the question: “What is your main hesitancy or concern around CDC arrangements?” This blog lists the concerns expressed. It should be noted that only 37 … Continue reading

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