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The IGCs are now in a tight corner – is this fair?

Normally at this time of the year I would be reading IGC reports and commenting on them. In future reports will be published by the end of September and will be considerably more challenging for IGCs to produce. In this … Continue reading

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IGCs duties to savers are clear, their duties to spenders aren’t.

The latest statement of intent by the FCA to improve value for money in workplace pensions arrived yesterday as Policy Statement  21/12.  This is not a discussion paper but new rules which came into force yesterday and the not so … Continue reading

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The SJP’s GAA report comes up short

  This is how the SJP Governance Advisory Arrangement measures the value for money offered by SJP’s workplace pension schemes. Behind this analysis is a statement from the GAA Chair The GAA believes that value for money is subjective and … Continue reading

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Can we get the IGCs and FCA back on the same track?

  The FCA’s relationship with workplace pension providers for whom they have oversight (e.g. the providers of group personal pensions and group SIPPs) has clearly deteriorated over the past 15 months, as has its relationship with their Independent Governance Committees … Continue reading

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Have IGC’s let savers down with impunity?

When it all began Back in 2015 , when the IGC chairs first met, I wrote a blog critical of IGC Chairs and their advisers who seemed to be publicly questioning the purpose behind Independent Governance Committees. You can read … Continue reading

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The FCA’s new approach to Pension Value for Money

The Backstory Back in 2014, with the excoriating OFT report fresh to mind, the FCA made a deal with the insurers not to refer the insurers to the Competition and Markets Authority in return for those insurers operating workplace pensions … Continue reading

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Who will patrol the investment pathways?

  Investment pathways are the big idea to help those getting to 55 and with pension freedom in sight. From August, people will be presented with four paths for their money. One takes them to a point when they can … Continue reading

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IGC reports 2019; what should we be looking for?

    For those who don’t follow this blog, I’ve been reviewing IGC reports since 2015/16 and intend to do so again this year. There is very little accountability on the IGCs. Though IGCs were set up to put right … Continue reading

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FCA to tame the drawdown bucking bronco!

  Yesterday was a good news day for people concerned about retirement income. The FCA made two meaningful statements on what it intends to do to help ordinary people trying to manage their in retirement finances. The first was the … Continue reading

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Did the 2018 IGC reports meet today’s challenges? Only in part.

    The table above reports on the various ratings given to IGC reports in 2018, it includes the GAA report of St James Place that is good enough to be an IGC report. I said, when I set out … Continue reading

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