Tag Archives: ESG

What will popular reaction be to Nest going green?

In a recent poll by YouGov carried out a  survey of 1,183 pension savers conducted by last July. It found that almost two-thirds of respondents thought their retirement scheme should invest in a way that reduced the damaging impact of … Continue reading

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ESG , virtue signaling and a dead horse

ESG I don’t know Paris Jordan, hadn’t heard of her before I read this.. One asset manager told me their firm had just put ESG into its investment process. Brilliant. Glad to hear it. I asked how it had changed … Continue reading

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If we have to take advice – pensions have failed

I have been in furious correspondence over the weekend with a friend , over one of the key words in today’s pension lexicon “engagement“. There is a strongly held opinion by many in pensions that we should require people to … Continue reading

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The money behind annuities “matters” too!

We tend to forget that a very large amount of the money yet to be paid as pensions , is backed by funds held by insurers and that money is invested, not just in gilts but in a wide variety … Continue reading

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Scottish Widows – has that cape just gone green?

Closing the ‘green pensions gap’ – it sure looks like it Making the Widow’s money matter , Maria Nazarova-Doyle and team have sent out a clear signal that they and parent company Lloyds Banking Group, mean business to avert  climate … Continue reading

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MaPS’ green blind-spot tars good drawdown guidance!

Following yesterday’s post on MaPS’ new service guiding people to pension options, I’ve seen quite a bit of feedback from providers, but no comment from consumers – it would be good if MaPS can report on the use of the … Continue reading

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Is Bitcoin an asset?

  My answer is “yes” and “no”. At the most fundamental, Bitcoin is a means of meeting financial obligations – it can be used to pay for things and is recognized as currency. It has been likened to gold, as … Continue reading

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Write from your heart not to get read – and you’ll get read!

  This blog does not indulge in maudlin retrospection and I am not about to publish a list of the my top 20 blogs of the year. I write for me and not my readership and though I’m very grateful … Continue reading

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Watch and share – because where your pension invests – matters!

The video is worth watching but more than that – it is worth sharing. It is latest (and at 65 seconds- the shortest) feature film of Richard Curtis’ career and it should be embedded into every ESG focused website aspiring … Continue reading

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How Scottish Widows is moving the dial on climate change

More details are emerging on how  Scottish Widows are helping to de-risk client portfolios of  ESG risks. The implication is that State Street needed client pressure to make the move and this was given credence by David Lee, a former … Continue reading

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