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Pensions for real – Even DC pensions!

All week we have been discussing how best to manage and measure Britain’s “pension deficits”. The FAB index which First Actuarial introduced last weekend has made quite an impression. My friend Rob Hammond will be on MoneyBox tomorrow lunchtime ; … Continue reading

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“Why do we see pensions like that?” Assumptions behind the FAB Index

This week we published the FAB index (FABI) which shows the way we see the state of this nation’s defined benefit pensions. “We” means First Actuarial, I work for First Actuarial. We want to paint a picture of the pensions … Continue reading

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Doesn’t pension freedom extend to Defined Benefits?

The debate about the assumptions we use to decide the state of our defined benefit schemes is in full swing. On the one hand you have those, like John Ralfe who use an approach which ensures that there’s always enough … Continue reading

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Calm down – calm down! Pensions are in better shape than “they” think.

  Some weeks ago , Anthony Hilton, finance writer for the Evening Standard, used his common sense to question whether the deficit emerging at the Daily Mail Pension Trust (DMGT) was real. The pensioners he represented did not seem any more … Continue reading

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DB Deficits- the real story; the Pension Regulator blogs.

TPR have gone social and set up its own blog; this is blog #1 from Policy Head Andrew Warwick-Thompson. Well done to the tPR and well done to Andrew for this nugget of optimism about Britain’s DB plans. Looking at … Continue reading

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Would you work with a robot?

  Technology’s all very well till it bites you in the bum. Imagine  Beth, Sally, Fiz and Sean facing up to a robo-panty stitcher in Underworld. If you don’t watch Coronation Street – Underworld’s Weatherfield’s top employer – thoughtNetflix appears to … Continue reading

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A lunchtime lesson about pensions for millennials – Guest Blog- Claer Barrett

This blog is from Claer Barrett, it was first published in the FT and is Claer’s contribution to Pension Awareness Day. I share it on this because a) it is brilliant, b)Clear has asked it to be shared and c) … Continue reading

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Why we don’t have health-based pension transfer values.

A Coleridge moment in the City I walked into a church at the bottom of Bow Street yesterday afternoon to have a cup of coffee. Slumped over his laptop, deep in thought, I saw a friend… He awoke from a statistical revery and stared … Continue reading

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“Monkeys redundant” -Con Keating gives the IA a proper kicking

  The following blog is printed with the kind permission of Con Keating and relates to recent blogs on this site “the charges of the light brigade” and “searching for the Loch Ness Monster“ The strapline to the press release … Continue reading

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Probably the best administrator in the world

  I don’t mean to crow , but I’ve just had this email from Chris, the lad some call the office boy. Good Afternoon  I am trying to keep track of all my work and by doing this we have … Continue reading

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