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- A pension settlement needs general agreement.
- Common sense to the rescue; Royal Mail and the CWU adopt CDC.
- Financial Regulators aren’t carved out of stone – they need a merry Christmas too!
- Risk sharing in pensions for USS employers
- “Mind the width – improve the quality” #Pensions must “include” properly!
- Common sense to the rescue; Royal Mail and the CWU adopt CDC. lnkd.in/gUj_YFNRestoring confidence in pensions 2 hours ago
- Financial Regulators aren’t carved out of stone – they need a merry Christmas too! lnkd.in/gu3saw6Restoring confidence in pensions 2 hours ago
- Risk sharing in pensions for USS employers lnkd.in/gZiwNJKRestoring confidence in pensions 2 hours ago
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Tag Archives: Con Keating
The diverse agenda of the DWP Select Committee might be considered madness. I am not going to write that their is method in this madness as it’s clear to me that we cannot properly consider freedoms, without looking at CDC for … Continue reading
Collective Defined Contribution schemes are back in the news, with a Parliamentary inquiry under way. This has provoked an outpouring of commentary. Unfortunately, much of this appears to be misinformed. It is well-known that I am an avid and vocal … Continue reading
The pension experts have great fun rubbishing Frank Field’s inquiry into CDC. Here’s why Frank says he’s doing it. “What the select committee is aiming for is to retain some of the best features of company schemes in a different age when employers … Continue reading
Recently the TUC published a study, commissioned from and executed by the Pensions Policy Institute, of the variability of DC outcomes. They consider the fund performance and (annuitized) pension income for individuals retiring in each of the years 2000 – … Continue reading
Con Keating is not everybody’s cup of tea, but he’s mine – especially when he’s after transparency. This shows him with a timely warning to those who think leaving transparency in the hands of the Investment Association is a good … Continue reading
Con is on the Labour party’s pension policy group. I’m a Tory party member. We agree on this, we need innovation. In this article , Con explains how the principles behind CDC could enable some employers to carry on … Continue reading
Con is a regular on this blog, here he discusses the Pension Regulator’s role in DB Governance. Our deconstruction of the narrative promoted by the Pension Regulator occupies around one third of our response to the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading
This article is published with the kind permissions of Dr Keating and Professional Pensions (in which it first appeared). Given its length and subject matter, Iain Clacher, Andrew Slater and I were surprised, and flattered, by the number of downloads … Continue reading
Today is Con’s 70th birthday. Here he is in irrepressible form, standing up for USS and giving another elder statesman some sensible advice. An Open Letter to the Right Honourable Frank Field, MP By email. Re: Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) … Continue reading
Con Keating argues in this piece that pension schemes aspire to “self-sufficiency”, giving them the status of insurance companies. His thinking centres on what claims we have on schemes if the covenant to fund these schemes is lost. His conclusions … Continue reading