Tag Archives: DC Comics

Not what’s in the pot but what it buys – Pension RTI


Progress means talking straight with people, it isn’t always pleasant but it has to be done. Continue reading

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Risk-sharing starts with cost-sharing


This lunchtime we will be debating pension charges at the Pension Play Pen lunch (50 Cornhill). This blog may help in organising my thinking and perhaps your thinking too! The terms of the debate about the charges cap that the … Continue reading

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Play up Primark!


What is the connection between Britain’s favourite clothing retailer and the South Coast’s worst managed football club? Step forward Colin Hately, folically challenged supremo of the AB Foods (owner of Primark) pension schemes and Pompey till he dies! Colin looks  the … Continue reading

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The true and fair way to “cost” your investments


This machine will increase competition, drive out inefficiencies and increase respect for managers (with an eye to costs ) Continue reading

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A democratic way to improve DC investment.


The responsibility for improving DC governance falls on all of us Continue reading

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Bridging that advice gap – 43rd London Pension Lunch


Vivi and others were more optimistic, reckoning that employer power might be a way of driving standards up. Continue reading

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Those Dutch Pensions – a Civil Servant writes


I get some feedback on my blogs from people I know who don’t want to or aren’t allowed to go public. Here’s an example from a formidable figure and a personal friend (who I know/hope has the skin or a rhino … Continue reading

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Improving governance and best practice – Work and Pensions Committee


Trail commission has no more place in QWPS than consultancy charging Continue reading

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Pensions dead by 2050 – taking the Michael?


The Daily Telegraph, which through Richard Evans has started writing sharp and provocative articles on pensions, came out with a corker just before Christmas. I read it on the beach and nearly choked on my sangria! Here it is in … Continue reading

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Who pays for a register of pensions?


I’ve been writing this week about the small pension policies that most of us have “lying around” in some drawer or other. Maybe they came from well intentioned pension savings plans that just couldn’t be kept up, maybe from company DC schemes that … Continue reading

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