Tag Archives: Con Keating

Follow the data and defend the charge cap – Clacher and Keating

Today’s blog is the continuation of yesterday’s introduction to problems with the proposed exemption of the charge cap. Your authors are Con Keating and Iain Clacher. We responded to the earlier consultation on illiquid private ‘market’ investments and performance fees. … Continue reading

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A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment

  A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment We consider here the case for investment in less liquid assets and the current DC pension scheme landscape as set out in “A Roadmap for Increasing Productive Finance Investment”. We note first … Continue reading

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“There’s plenty of “dry powder” – we need an explosion of productive capital”

This blog is a review of an article by Emma Duncan published in The Times on January 7th 2022, headed: “Let’s turn Covid and Brexit to our advantage” – an eminently sensible idea. However, the way in which this is … Continue reading

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20 questions we need to answer to make CDC mass-market

This is the first in a series of blogs which will address some of the questions being asked about CDC schemes. The 20 questions in this blog have been collated and  addressed  by Con Keating in the hope that we … Continue reading

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Con Keating on DB discount rates; Weds 03/11 4pm Invite here

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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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