Tag Archives: Costs and charges

Pensions “Shock and Awe”


Next week looks like being a big one for Pensions with the Pensions Minister summoning the dasboardistas to Westminster on Monday morning for the big reveal. This meeting is scheduled to last an hour and will mean I will be … Continue reading

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Is CDC “Flat World” – or “Flat Earth”?


The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is an international best-selling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization The Flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth’s shape as a plane or disk. Many … Continue reading

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Con Keating on the Investment Association, Transparency and the Overton Window


Regular readers will be aware of my views on independent oversight of fund costs and charges. To me it’s critical to a reliable measure for Value for Money; without knowing we are getting value for money, how can we have … Continue reading

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Phoenix and its heroic IGC


Not a job for the boys Of all the duff jobs out there, being Chair of the Phoenix IGC must rank high in the pantheon. Phoenix is a shell company that over the years has acquired a number of life … Continue reading

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Chris Hitchen’s plea to the FCA on transparency.


It’s good that the PLSA have published the speeches at its investment conference on youtube. Here is a debate started by a speech from Tracey McDermott of the FCA that generates some really useful discussion  on “where the market is … Continue reading

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