Tag Archives: Consultant

Are pensions the problem or a solution to NHS staffing problems?

So far, pensions have not been central to  the tussle between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss as they try to  win the hearts and minds of Tory members. Cost of living issues are sensitive as the Conservative Party membership is … Continue reading

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The curse on pensions is the cult of the consultant!

  I thought about calling this blog the “cult of complexity” as in modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal The social group I have in mind is … Continue reading

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Start out as you mean to go on – come work with us!

We’re looking for someone who’s spent a year + in pensions and wants to work in a proper consultancy. Continue reading

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A make or break week for UK investors

Are fund managers the new bankers? If you’ve read the excellent  (draft) FCA Asset Management Market Study, you’d be forgiven to think they were – (and that investment consultants were their knowing flunkies). The question now is how far the FCA … Continue reading

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“Only rich people think small amounts don’t matter”

That’s a quote from Debora Price and I’m making it a strap for whatever campaign I can cobble together to make Government Incentives happen for those who qualify for them , but can’t get them because their trustees don’t collect … Continue reading

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Advisers advise, fiduciaries govern.

I am going to New York next month to talk about risk sharing in the UK. I will be sharing my session with Simon Nelson of Eckler, a Canadian actuary and we’re comparing notes at the moment. I’d like to … Continue reading

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How to pay a consultant.

Why this is on my mind Today I’m speaking at a conference for pension consultants which is supposed to be exploring the opportunities for them and for their clients. Looking at their agenda, there is an obvious issue missing “how … Continue reading

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The death bell tolls for commission –

Another step on the hard road to pensions decency Continue reading

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Is our pension scheme good enough for auto-enrolment?

Today, assessing whether your existing pension qualifies for auto-enrolment is easy. Continue reading

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Pensions for nothing and advice for free

Insurers will reconsider their options on schemes where commission is paid but no advice is delivered Continue reading

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