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Phoenix IGC – making sense of legacy pensions.

Phoenix has published its 2022 IGC statement for the period up to 31st December 2021, along with reports for Standard Life and ReAssure , it is one of three statements from the Chair of all three – David Hare. As … Continue reading

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Standard Life’s IGC report – too long , too angry and wrong!

Standard Life has produced a bumper 162 age IGC report – a kind of shock and awe statement from David Hare – which is issues together with IGC reports for other Phoenix insurers – Phoenix  and ReAssure. They get 100 … Continue reading

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Reassured by its IGC?

The Reassure IGC report Life at ReAssure is complicated, so complicated that we have to learn there are two different ReAssures; ReAssure Ltd. manages legacy books (now branded “heritage books”), while ReAssure Life Ltd – which you probably know as … Continue reading

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Standard Life’s IGC’s filibuster

Who do IGC chairs write their chair statements for? It was a question I discussed yesterday with an IGC chair. Every IGC report states that it is written solely for members but any member who opens the link to the … Continue reading

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Pension experts and enthusiastic amateurs

A pinch of actuarial salt. Mike Harrison is for my money a pension expert and has every right to rattle my cage. OK. I’ll keep reading your stuff, Henry, as I like your pro-member stance, but if you’re not a … Continue reading

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Phoenix – an IGC that continues to set standards with another good report

Phoenix IGC has published its 2019-20 Chair Statement.  To me this is a most important statement as Phoenix is responsible for administering the savings of most of Britain’s “legacy savings”. Although most of these legacy books don’t have much in … Continue reading

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Who will patrol the investment pathways?

  Investment pathways are the big idea to help those getting to 55 and with pension freedom in sight. From August, people will be presented with four paths for their money. One takes them to a point when they can … Continue reading

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Phoenix IGC report – “we’re here solely for you”

The Phoenix IGC has had a good year and its 40 page report shows how a well chaired, well funded IGC can produce a document that is both authoritative and readable. Congratulations to its chair – David Hare – who … Continue reading

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By the time I get to Phoenix

Glen Campbell’s masterpiece is the musing of a man who has left his woman a note on the door – explaining he’s leaving. Each verse tracks his journey through Phoenix, Albuquerque and beyond and how he imagines she’ll wake up … Continue reading

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Standard Phoenixed.

There are few examples, since the demise of Equitable Life, quite so ignominious, as the end to Standard Life. Standard Life Assurance Limited is being sold to Phoenix Life for just £3.2bn , part of which will be paid to … Continue reading

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