Tag Archives: Credit Suisse

Another Sunday, another bail-out.

Part one ; what’s going on with the banks? Just how confusing news of the take over of Credit Suisse by UBS appears is in this paragraph clipped from the FT’s overnight report on the matter. “This is no bailout. … Continue reading

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“My word is my Eurobond” – pensions without banks

We have become so obsessed with the paradigm created by Megabank that we consider a “limited level of positive return..guaranteed” something to aspire to. Continue reading

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Debunking the RSA myth that Dutch CDC provide better outcomes

I’ve received this open letter from John Lawson (he of Aviva) which I print in full. Dear Henry, I have mentioned before the folly of relying on the RSA for any rigorous analysis. The RSA is a political construct, not a … Continue reading

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Can a hedge fund make your money prosper?

  Here is a question asked to members of  our Pension Play Pen by Alan Miller. It’s a long question so I’ve broken it down a bit- my answers at the bottom! When you consider predictions (eg LBS’s Dimson & Marsh) … Continue reading

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