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Lets stop kidding ourselves about pensions

Three things prompt me to write this article The work of Dr Iain Clacher and Con Keating into the unequal burden regulation places on the sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes The agreement between unions, Government and employers in the … Continue reading

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Asset managers are no longer the problem on cost transparency

This is the first of ten articles by AgeWage co-founder Dr Chris Sier. All articles have first been published in the FT’s Pension Expert and are re-produced with its kind permission. The oritinal of this article can be found here … Continue reading

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The other way to value DB schemes- Clacher and Keating.

  DB scheme value Valuation – the long way round Our blog (May 28th) calling for a bonfire of pension regulation led to a surprising amount of interest and a wide range of questions and even some requests for expansion … Continue reading

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“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

I am very pleased that Con Keating and Iain Clacher’s recent article has got so much attention , both in terms of readers and in terms of social media comment. Though I am one of those who thinks the Pension … Continue reading

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Pensions need a bonfire of regulation – (Con Keating and Iain Clacher)

This essay is motivated both by the Pensions Regulator’s consultation on its proposed code of practice for scheme funding and by papers published in recent years by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, such as “Actuarial valuations to monitor defined … Continue reading

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Con Keating on “Risk and the Management of Investment Portfolios”

One of the few things that we know about risk is that it means that, over some future period, more things may occur than actually will eventuate. The role of an active asset manager is to seek to determine which … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pension Plans : Randy Bauslaugh

  This blog is based on remarks to the National Coordinating Committee for Multi-employer Plans, Miami, Florida, September 21, 2019.(Edited for Length.)  I have the original transcript , supplied by Dr Con Keating and published by C.D. Howe Institute’s Pension … Continue reading

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Con Keating questions the value of “limited liability”.

It’s been a while since this blog has featured Con’s incisive thinking. This article calls into question the capacity of shareholders to have their returns and have someone eat the risk. There’s a lot of easy talk about the “governance” … Continue reading

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Keating on Ralfe, CDC and morality

Last week’s Corporate Advisor’s Pensions Summit featured a debate on the merits of CDC pensions. Johan Ralfe presented the “case” against the introduction of CDC. In the main, with all the showmanship of Barnum and Bailey, this resurrected old and … Continue reading

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Discount Rates and DB Pension Scheme Valuation: A history lesson from Con Keating

The question most frequently asked – “what discount rate should be used for valuing the liabilities of pension schemes?” – is problematic. Surprisingly, academics and practitioners have spilled gallons of ink, and exchanged more than a few uncivil words debating … Continue reading

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