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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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There is only so much pension risk, an ordinary person can take.


This diagram shows us the points where we can do well in our “journey” as DC investors. It’s a useful starting point in working out how we create value for money for ourselves. This article shows that how much we … Continue reading

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Smoke, mirrors and bogus objections; an acerbic blog from Con Keating


For their own reasons, usually venal, objectors to the implementation of collective defined contribution have managed to surround the concept with a fog of obfuscation and confusion. This has only been possible because of one of the great strengths of … Continue reading

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“The Ship has sailed” – Con Keating on the Society of Pension Professionals CDC submission


On Saturday, on Radio 4’s Money Box programme, Hugh Nolan of the Society of Pension Professionals expressed the view that the “ship had sailed” for CDC pensions, and proceeded into the tired and repetitive narrative that it is too late … Continue reading

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Are you feeling DC sick?


Joy for DB is pain for DC!   I am sure I am painting too simple a picture and that I’ll be whacked over the head by my learned colleagues, but the general jubilation breaking out over UK pension scheme … Continue reading

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“Savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions” – NS Sherlock


Apparantly DC pension providers are considering giving pension savers guidelines as they start drawing down money so they don’t run out of money. (Daily Telegraph- savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions). Presumably a responsible pension provider would also encourage … Continue reading

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First Actuarial on CDC (submission to W&P Select).


First Actuarial is a partnership of consulting actuaries and administrators that offers the full range of pension services to both trustees and employers. Our clients’ pension schemes range in size from £0.5 million to nearly £2 billion in assets. However, … Continue reading

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Aussie’s are “Super Pension Savvy” – why aren’t we?


As most people (in pensions) know, Australia has a thriving retirement savings industry that works because there is a social contract between Government, Unions and Employers to fund workers pensions at ever-increasing amounts. I don’t want to do a teach in – … Continue reading

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CDC – the nuclear fission of the pension system.


  The way we safeguard our pensions today This blog looks at the different way people are protected from mischief depending on what type of retirement savings plan they are in. I’m thinking about this because I have various meetings … Continue reading

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What is CDC and does it matter?


Collective Defined Contribution Schemes (CDC) are back in the news. There are two reasons for this The Workplace and Pensions Committee have set up an enquiry into CDC Royal Mail and the CWU intend to move to a CDC basis … Continue reading

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