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Why we can’t dissolve fund management like monasteries

  If you had to pay for advice – would you pay for judgement or luck? Con Keating makes an important point in response to my blog, in denial and in disgust it is required by statute to retain an … Continue reading

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Searching for the Loch Ness Monster

  The Investment Association has concluded that hidden charges within funds are like the Loch Ness Monster, much talked about but never seen. Presumably those of us consumers seeking to find the financial Nessie are like the cranks who sit upon … Continue reading

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Will the transparency Zeitgeist pervade the FCA?

The Financial Times is reporting that the Association of Member Nominated  Trustees are ready to exercise muscle to get to the bottom of what we are paying for charges. This is really good news ; but before we get too … Continue reading

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Do fees matter more than asset allocation?

  I’m speaking at the Pension and Benefits UK Show on July 1st on whether fees matter more than value. I’m going to be arguing that, for consultants, fees matter more – because we can do something about them. But  … Continue reading

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Good news from the Regulators

          It has been an important week for the regulation of workplace pensions. Not only have the DWP published the rules that govern workplace pensions qualifying to be used for auto-enrolment, but the FCA  published – … Continue reading

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The public are in a “win-win” from pensions (for once) !

  This report appeared in a recent edition of the Telegraph on the Monday before the Queen’s Speech. The insurers have suffered their fair share of turbulence so far this year. The shake-up of the annuities market unveiled in the Budget, … Continue reading

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Good to be back – back to a different world.

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. The problem – the hardware- my PC really wan’t up to the task and I’m on a cool Mac Air as I type. So what’s happened since last we met? A lot! … Continue reading

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