Tag Archives: Financial Times

Not all recycling’s in the public interest!

A lot of people are confused about taking money out of their pensions and the pensions industry isn’t being very helpful in encouraging people to have their money back (funny that!). So when I read a headline in the Financial … Continue reading

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Don’t blame pensions for corporate mismanagement

The FT has come up with some excellent research on why pensions find their way into the Pension Protection Fund. It has discovered that a substantial proportion of the so-called “pension failures” over the past ten years, resulted from sale … Continue reading

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Con Keating responds to John Ralfe in FT letters

This is a letter published by Con Keating in the Financial Times. Sir, I am surprised that John Ralfe is baffled by my proposal for a more accurate evaluation of defined benefit pension liabilities (Letters, October 28). Not only have … Continue reading

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A transparent press is an honest press.

The “Breaking News” in Britain’s financial press is that City AM is tearing down the divide between editorial and advertising and giving the people who pay for their site, the chance to run a section of their (digital) paper. Running … Continue reading

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Is this what your savings are paying for?

We have another Twickenham home international coming up, look out for your favourite analyst , he’ll be in one of the glass-fronted boxes . Continue reading

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Who invited banks into schools?

What do the FT, Vivi Friedgut and Martin Lewis have in common? Answer; a common wish to keep banks out of schools! Why have I posted that stupid photo to this blog? Answer; because it demonstrates comparable imbecility of allowing banks … Continue reading

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Why we need to say “NO” to pension guarantees!

On Monday the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries delivered a paper stating that it would be able to deliver a system of lock-in guarantees at a price of less than 1% pa of the fund that could be used by … Continue reading

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The Regulator Strikes Back – Barclays, fund platforms and the FSA

I quote some of an article by matthew.vincent@ft.com  which is quite brilliant (link here) – I won’t ever write this well! The Financial Times continues to provide the world’s best coverage of financial issues – thank goodness we live in a world … Continue reading

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