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Pensions are today’s Big Read for FT readers

It is worth getting hold of an FT today or taking out a subscription. Jo Cumbo Robin Wigglesworth and Billy Nauman  have compiled stunning insights from around the world on how the pandemic has deepened the global pension crisis. I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the triple lock

There’s no doubt that the unwinding of the furlough presents the Treasury with a technical problem with the triple lock. You can read the details here But that does not mean that the pensions industry can consider the state pension … Continue reading

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DC challenges the Private Equity billionaires

Robin Powell (the evidenced based investor) makes a bold claim. Ludovic Phalippou is a hero.   Who is Phalippou? Ludovic Phalippou is an economist who has written a paper detailing the workings of the Private Equity industry and how it … Continue reading

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Pension committees “stay alert”!

    Alarm bells rang when I read Stephanie Hawthorne’s report on the reaction of some Pension Schemes to the challenges of the current pandemic ‘Lockdown spikes fears of democratic deficit in LGPS’  A survey of 83 local authorities conducted … Continue reading

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All plans off for DB funding proposals

I’m sorry to have missed the FT’s DB funding debate, it sounds like a lively affair! Mercer, the professional services firm, last week estimated the aggregate accounting deficit for DB schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies was £52bn … Continue reading

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A dashboard of everything?

Is the Pandemic- a regulatory challenge or opportunity? More than 30 consumer protection measures in the UK have been put on hold since COVID outbreak. Regulators need to guard against lobbying to make these interim measures permanent. https://t.co/5lbFgbVXYF — Josephine … Continue reading

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Polarised or bi-polar? DB transfers today.

Back in November, I reported on Ruston Smith’s initiative at Tesco to provide his colleagues with help finding the right type of adviser. AgeWage had been helping Ruston promote this to other firms earlier in the year and I’m glad … Continue reading

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Robin Hood , the Sheriff and the King

Just as we thought we were set for some uninterrupted Government, the Chancellor and the Prime Minister fall out within a month of a much delayed budget. Just how much of the prepared budget belonged to Sajid Javid and how … Continue reading

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Jo’s pension manifesto

Sometimes someone comes out with a simple statement that makes sense of all the noise. Jo Cumbo launched her pension manifesto in the pages of Pensions Expert this week and I don’t want them to be lost to readers of … Continue reading

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Giving doctors a break

“82% of consultants say they are are or are planning  cutting down on work” – Dr Tony Goldstone You can listen here to Dr Goldstone explain the issues facing doctors who find themselves on the cliff edge of taxation and … Continue reading

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