Tag Archives: Friends of CDC

Is Salesman Simon a pension scammer? I think not!

Simon Eagle is not your common or garden pension salesman. He is a mild-mannered actuary with a mischievous smile and a stammer that he has bravely overcome. When he claims that CDC beats drawdown by 57%, we should listen up. … Continue reading

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Are you feeling DC sick?

Joy for DB is pain for DC!   I am sure I am painting too simple a picture and that I’ll be whacked over the head by my learned colleagues, but the general jubilation breaking out over UK pension scheme … Continue reading

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Cardano’s CDC submission and what Con Keating thinks of it

This is a critique of Cardano’s submission to the Work and Pensions Committee by Con Keating. Con’s comments are in red and are interspersed with Cardano’s which remain in black. Because of the numbers of formats of the various documents received, much … Continue reading

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Freedoms;- the Treasury got us into this mess, can the FCA get us out?

  It is good that the FCA are looking at the introduction of Pension Freedoms through experience. Here’s what they’re finding. Over half – 52 per cent – of fully withdrawn pots were not spent but were moved into other savings … Continue reading

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We are sorry to announce the recent death of collective defined contribution pensions after a short illness following their birth in the Pension Scheme Act 2015. Cases of infant mortality are thankfully rare in Britain these days and for a … Continue reading

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