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Join Con and Iain to ask “what can possibly go wrong with LDI?”

Too many webinars are promoting products, too few are discussing a product’s achieved delivery. Dr Iain Clacher and Con Keating use data to analyse the real impact of the LDI strategy on the funding position of pensions and come up … Continue reading

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LDI – open to legal challenge? Keating and Clacher ask awkward questions.

  The authors of this blog are Iain Clacher & Con Keating The purpose of a UK defined benefit tax approved pension scheme trust will be set out expressly in the terms of the trust deed (or can be deduced … Continue reading

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How can CDC Decumulation provide inflation protection? – Con Keating

This blog from Con Keating is technical and designed to help the DWP ,tPR and others , when thinking about how to encourage inflation protection in the pathways on offer to savers in retirement.  Member options for retirement income Introduction … Continue reading

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Keating and Clacher debunk LDI

Risk and DB Pension Scheme Funding Iain Clacher & Con Keating If only that Dilbert cartoon had been published fifteen or twenty years ago, we might have seen very different outcomes from the rise of ‘de-risking’ strategies, liability driven investment … Continue reading

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CDC investment – a “B-movie caricature” – Con Keating

Blog 3 from Con Keating on  the Proposed CDC Code The CDC Code of practice has much to say about investment; much of which is far more intrusive than single lines requiring that assets held as part of reserves be … Continue reading

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“To a man with a hammer….” – Making sense of the CDC Code of Practice 

  This is Con Keating’s second blog covering the consultation on TPR’s proposed Code of practice for CDC. In the period since writing the first blog, I have managed to resolve one of the major uncertainties I expressed there concerning … Continue reading

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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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