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Get retirement ready with the PPF and you’re over 40

Yesterday, I published the PPF’s  how to get retirement ready in your 20s, 30s and early 40s. Today they compile a list of seven things you should think about as you approach the end of your career. Even if you … Continue reading

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300 new tickets issued for Friday’s VFM conference – register here.

We have been able to increase our Zoom capacity from 200 to 500, to allow a much wider audience. Following the publication of their findings on what members of workplace pensions want to know, Ruston Smith and Janette Weir will … Continue reading

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A roadmap that would fundamentally change the way our money is invested

The publication of the Productive Finance Group’s A roadmap for increasing productive finance investment paves the way for Long Term Asset Funds to be integrated in the default investment strategies of our major workplace pensions. Clearly the Government has got … Continue reading

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Weaknesses in the DB purchasing model exposed

Chris Sier and Ritesh Singhania have published research conducted by Clear Glass that shows  that UK DB pension plans waste billions on underperforming asset managers. The research, published in today’s FT, is concerning. Why are there such weak controls in … Continue reading

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What’s the Long Term Asset Fund and will it work?

The ‘Long Term Asset Fund’ (LTAF) will be launched within the year to provide long term alternative and innovative investments. I’m quoting here from a paper send by my Swedish friend Per Andelius and written by the lawyers CMS The … Continue reading

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It’s time we tested the value we get for the charges we pay

If I had read the PLSA’s response to the DWP’s proposals to flex the pension charge cap, this time last year, I would have applauded it. I told the Pensions Minister to his (virtual) face that I saw no demand … Continue reading

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Will technology save lifestyle?

No sooner have I published a blog announcing that AgeWage is embarking on research on how lifestyle has actually done, than I read a post in Professional Pensions from Julius Pursaill explaining how a master trust he advises is going … Continue reading

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Has lifestyling worked? Who knows?

Who knows! Lifestyling – (sometimes called “life-cycling”) in DC pensions means adjusting the asset allocation of a pension pot to meet changing circumstances as people prepare to crystallise their pension pot(s). A crystallisation is a transaction which sees an encashment … Continue reading

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‘We’ve been here before’: IFAs round on gov’t DC illiquid assets plan

It’s not my headline (or my photo), I’ve nicked them from Citywire’s NMA and if you click the link you can read the views of a number of IFAs on the idea of having your pension pot invested in illiquid … Continue reading

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Standard Life’s IGC provides a bit in the middle

Standard Life’s IGC has been very courteous and issued an interim report for those (like me) who read their reports every March/April. This year we will have to wait till July to read the report and I’m particularly interested in … Continue reading

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