Tag Archives: DB

So what’s this “tough new regulatory environment” for DB pensions?

  Next week I’m on holiday – but I’m not – because I’m doing loads of meetings and moderating a session at the DG DB pensions conference. What you have to do when you moderate these things is get all … Continue reading

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Towards a new pension funding code

  On Thursday, David Fairs, head of policy at the Pensions Regulator delivered a keynote speech to 200 or so delegates at the First Actuarial client conference. He did so a couple of hours after publishing a blog which has … Continue reading

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First Actuarial’s client conference in tweets

First Actuarial had its first client conference yesterday, if you weren’t there, it’s probably  because you aren’t a client. Make sure that doesn’t happen again next year! Here’s what you got/missed Hi Mark Riches introduces First Actuarial’s first client conference … Continue reading

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The Rookes report is a fine piece of work but actions speak louder than words.

Having read Caroline Rookes’ review of the regulator’s handling of the BSPS “Time to Choose” episode , I’m  satisfied that she’s sending the right messages to the various authorities involved. There are four authorities who have their say in the … Continue reading

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Coping with falling markets

It is a blessing that the first five years of auto-enrolment have seen world stock and bond markets rise. Low interest rates have had a lot to do with it, but we’ve also been in a period of comparative peace, … Continue reading

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The human cost of marking our pensions to the market

  The debate at the CSFI mid week between Norma Cohen and John Ralfe on one side and Jon Spain and Dennis Leech on the other – seems to have focussed on the economics of pensions. I’d like to widen … Continue reading

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Pensions that make you want to live longer!

Nurse Rebecca is pleased with me. I’ve lost 19 lbs in my first month of recuperation from TapperTubby syndrome.  Regular access, reduced alcohol consumption and a cutting down on high cholesterol and high calorie food are apparently making a difference. … Continue reading

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Bill Galvin – on accountability at #USS

If Jo Cumbo hadn’t mentioned it I’d have missed it. Bill Galvin- erstwhile CEO of the Pensions Regulator and now boss of the University Superannuation Scheme wrote a thought piece on the USS blog – it’s here. It’s a meditation … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bullies grind you down

Talks between the Friends of CDC and the Financial Scientologists broke down last night in merriment. Actually, you are just flat out wrong. But you have a good sense of humor about it. — Jeffrey Brown (@IlliniBizDean) July 21, 2018 There … Continue reading

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Pension Deficits (and Surpluses) – where do you stand on #FABI ?

Rather than kick off with  the FAB index this month, I thought to promote the response it’s publication this morning has received. On the one hand there is Paul Lewis, who (for me) stands  for common sense and the ordinary person. … Continue reading

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