Tag Archives: Defined benefit pension plan

If your pension’s been bought out – do you know what you’re missing?

  James Mullins of Hymans Robertson recently told Pension Age “The rapid growth in demand for pension schemes to insure their risks, along with improved pension scheme funding levels, attractive insurer pricing and new alternative risk transfer options, means that … Continue reading

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How do master trusts add value for members at retirement?

I shouldn’t be surprised to report on a consultancy looking at how member outcomes could be improved by picking the right workplace pension. But I am. This morning at 11 am, Hymans Robertson are kicking off another round of webinars … Continue reading

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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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Want to know more about pension scheme consolidation?

If you are interested in the dynamics of the retirement savings market , you may want to spend some or all of next  Thursday  afternoon (17th June) at a pension master class I am helping to organise. For those who … 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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USS; are UCU and UUK missing the big picture?

This is nonsense. If universities can’t pay the required #USS DB contribution, then simply move to DC, which was of course the original plan. Universities backed down in the face of strikes https://t.co/rYtU1azGjM via @timeshighered — John Ralfe (@JohnRalfe1) November … Continue reading

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A counterblast to apostasy – Keating and Clacher hold the faith!

  A blog from the pens of  Con Keating and Iain Clacher Henry Tapper has been our eyes and ears on social media and has passed us a variety of questions that have been sent to him on twitter. He’s … Continue reading

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A DC investor writes….

  Once in a blue moon I get a mail from someone who is clearly an expert in pensions  but  modest enough to recognise she/he struggles with their own money!  I feel in awe of such people! I got a … Continue reading

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Coping with falling markets

It is a blessing that the first five years of auto-enrolment have seen world stock and bond markets rise. Low interest rates have had a lot to do with it, but we’ve also been in a period of comparative peace, … Continue reading

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Playing the personality card

Of all the financial myths that remain unchallenged, the myth of personality is least challenged and most lethal. For it allows the congregation of expert panels/committees/boards – stuffed with perceived “personality” to validate all manner of iniquities. For those personalities … Continue reading

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