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Are DC trustees worth the money?

  It seems churlish to take up your Monday morning with matters of pensions governance, what with the cheers at Lords, Silverstone and Wimbledon sill ringing round the country but I will! My blog yesterday set out the case for … Continue reading

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The DC Trust – a pension appendix

The appendix Nobody knows exactly why we have an appendix, but removing it isn’t harmful. Appendicitis typically starts with a pain in the middle of your tummy (abdomen) that may come and go. (NHS inform). I feel much the same about … 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 curfew tolls the knell of small DC

I was a bit churlish in yesterday’s blog to the DWP who – on re-reading – have produced an excellent paper outlining the advantages of incorporating social purpose into the DC funds we default to. I urge you to read … 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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Can a DC plan be “in deficit”?

Yesterday, I fired off a message to the Pensions Regulator to put a stop on Whitbread’s sale of Costa to Coke, till restitution is made of the money owing to the low earners auto-enrolled into its net pay workplace pension. I won’t … Continue reading

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Fund managers that plead ignorance- display indolence.

    “Some 56% of defined contribution (DC) asset managers do not believe they will have transaction cost information in time for pension funds’ March year-end statements, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) research”. (Professional Pensions) Hiring an asset … Continue reading

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The trees are great – but the wood’s the thing!

  This week has seen ,present at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries pension conference on “mapping the Pension Genome”, our Pension PlayPen lunch on “defaults to spend our DC saving”, Reward Strategy conference on “Royal Mail’s journey to CDC” … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to “pot follows member”?

The Liberal pension spokesperson – the very shadowy Stephen Lloyd, has labelled the Conservative Government “incompetent” for shelving Steve Webb’s pot follows member initiative (which should have arrived in 2016). Guy Opperman, with the weight of the Government’s massive research … Continue reading

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