Tag Archives: de-risking

This week – we hope to be able to talk about the “benefit of pensions” again!


This is a blog about the economic utility of pension management. It’s written because the first thing that hit me this morning was this almost confessional comment from George Norval, Group Pensions Manager at Berensden. Is the DB Pensions Manager … Continue reading

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Don’t de-risk too early – says Aon!


I nearly fell off my sofa on Lady Lucy!! While all I’ve been hearing from Aon’s fiduciary unit is the importance of locking down the pension scheme through Liability Driven Investment – fully implemented by Aon, here is the American … Continue reading

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When we “de-risk” – where does the risk go?


When you do the washing up, you leave your plates clean, the dirt gets washed down the sink. The same when you change the oil in your car or when you go to the toilet. What happens is that all … Continue reading

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Are DB pensions benefiting from CETV de-risking?


  It’s a fair question for a blogger to ask. I don’t have the answer and suspect that you’d get a different reply depending on who you asked. Here are the facts According to Hymans Robertson , The total value … Continue reading

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“Of margins and men”. Were the City and Carillion ever friends?


Of all that is being said about the collapse of Carillon, the comment that remains with me is something said by Robin Ellison, in his capacity as   in an interview with IPE. The FCA is looking at asset management companies’ … Continue reading

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“Might young people do well from CDC?” – Con Keating’s thinking on investments.


In a risk-obsessed world, Con Keating observes that it’s its absence of risk-management that could be CDC’s greatest boon to the young. The new member joining a collective DC scheme is contributing marginally to a collective fund. This fund is itself … Continue reading

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Paying pensioners won’t get any easier


In  pensions “freedom” is the buzzword.  People can have what they want- how they want it and we all know what that means! It means that down the line there is potential for administrative chaos. Payroll depends on uniform rules, the … Continue reading

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5 Things I want from today’s DB Green Paper


The DWP is due to publish its Green Paper this morning. It’s an important initiative; -our defined benefit schemes are under threat but they have the potential to do much good not just to those in them, but to those who … Continue reading

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Is there really a “fail” at the Royal Mail?


  The Royal Mail is consulting with its staff on closing its final salary scheme to future accrual. This is a public consultation, the Royal Mail are putting it to their staff that an increase of pension contributions to 50% … Continue reading

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Con Keating – Damage control


This blog is by Con Keating; Con Keating is head of research at Brighton Rock Group and a member of the steering committee of the financial econometrics research centre at the University of Warwick One of the favourite narratives of … Continue reading

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