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Who’ll benefit from easing insurer’s capital requirements?

NEW: UK Govt says it’s “committed” to ensuring the insurance regime remains a “safe home” for people’s pensions. but also that UK insurers “remain internationally competitive”. Govt was responding to a written question on the impact of Solvency2 reforms.https://t.co/FuwkoouYOR — … Continue reading

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Why we have actively managed funds

The FCA’s Asset Market Study is written with certain corrective bias’ and it should not be taken as the last word on the active/passive debate. A central focus is on the allocation of savings, particularly long-term retirement savings, to active … Continue reading

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Playing the personality card

Of all the financial myths that remain unchallenged, the myth of personality is least challenged and most lethal. For it allows the congregation of expert panels/committees/boards – stuffed with perceived “personality” to validate all manner of iniquities. For those personalities … Continue reading

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Let my pension go!

Pension Fiction? Friends Life has (in it’s new Aviva colours) decided to U-turn and not offer people the freedom of the bank account to its personal pension policyholders. Ros Altmann has laid into the insurance industry- as Pension Minister – and … Continue reading

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Is guidance good enough – FSA?

One of the consequences of the pensions mis-selling scandal of the 1990s has been a long tail of distrust between occupational trustees and their advisers and advisers regulated by the FSA. Continue reading

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