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Why is the PLSA laying into Guy Opperman?

What is going wrong? It appears that the PLSA has fallen out with the DWP and the Pensions Minister in particular. Yesterday the PLSA’s Director of Policy publicly criticized the Pension Minister for failing to adopt its proposals on “Guided … Continue reading

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One small step for a start-up! AgeWage graduates from the FCA sandbox!

AgeWage successfully completes its Sandbox testing.   AgeWage, a Fintech providing value for money measurement for DC pensions has exited the FCA Innovation sandbox and is now directly authorised to give pension guidance to trustees, employers and savers. AgeWage was … Continue reading

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Govt. data shows the dynamism of Defined Contribution workplace pensions

In the past two weeks, we have had two government reports on the shape of the UK funded pension market. The first – the Office of National Statistics report presents a snapshot of the entire DB/DC market last summer. It … Continue reading

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Easing pressure on pension dashboard delivery.

The next stage of the Pension Dashboard Programme’s consultation into the delivery of the dashboard has arrived and it is the first since the mandating of the dashboard by the Pension Schemes Act. Sadly , we continue much as we … Continue reading

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Standard Life’s IGC provides a bit in the middle

Standard Life’s IGC has been very courteous and issued an interim report for those (like me) who read their reports every March/April. This year we will have to wait till July to read the report and I’m particularly interested in … Continue reading

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Pension simplification will bring tears at bed-time.

The illustration is from “Greta and the giants” , an alarming children’s book designed to entertain and inform  from Zoe Tucker (author) and Zoe Persico (illustrator). I say “alarming” because climate change should be giving me tears before bed-time. I … Continue reading

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Making pensions as important as football

  I have received a nice email from the Pensions Minister , some of which can be shared. It would be easy for Guy Opperman, days after getting Royal Assent to the Pension Schemes Act, to sit back.  Instead  I … Continue reading

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Pension comparisons need not be invidious.

In two recent posts I took a helicopter view of the new pension legislation that received Royal Assent earlier this month. I look first at how the Pension Schemes Act 2021 will be remembered by pension historians and what it … Continue reading

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DB transfers;- we understand the crime – but not the causes of crime.

    The FCA has published the second of its analyses of the DB transfer market which shows how the trend to “de-risk” DB liabilities by buying out liabilities through CETVs  has continued apace. This article argues that – blameworthy … Continue reading

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Is this the end of “easy money” from over-priced trackers?

Are investors overpaying millions for trackers? Hats off to Money Marketing investment director Charlotte Richards for a cracking piece of work that highlights that investors could be being left millions of pounds out of pocket from over-paying for what what is … Continue reading

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