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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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Your pension – your rights!

Governance is an interesting word. governance /ˈɡʌv(ə)nəns/ noun the action or manner of governing a state, organization, etc. “a more responsive system of governance will be required” ARCHAIC rule; control. “what, shall King Henry be a pupil still, under the … Continue reading

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AgeWage – the value of consumer values

This article is  by Oliver Tapper, who is currently working with me, taking a year out of University. It represents our thinking on how ESG should be integrated into our business and gives some thought to how our business can … Continue reading

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Are you the Trustee Chair of a DC pension scheme?

  Facing up to your new duties? If so, you’ll be aware that the DWP have been writing you rules (and the Pensions Regulator enforcing them). Since 2016 you have written an annual chair statement and you will now have to … Continue reading

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Reassure’s IGC produce another good report

Reassure, the life insurance consolidator owned by Swiss Re, continues to swallow up large numbers of what the market calls “legacy” pensions. If you took out a pension in the past and stopped paying, you still have rights to that … Continue reading

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Workplace pensions – who gives a flying feck what’s going on?

  Data or opinion? What’s the best measure of value? Most investors when looking for evidence and would prefer to trust data. Opinion is now measured by “the crowd”, the wisdom of a great number of people is turned into data. … Continue reading

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What are Chinese walls made of ?

Darren Jefferson asks just how robust are these Chinese Walls   I made a point of counting how many times during a typical week, the term ‘Chinese Walls’ was used by a variety of advisers. I got to eight so … Continue reading

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Con Keating on regulation and DB Governance

Con is a regular on this blog, here he discusses the Pension Regulator’s role  in DB Governance. Our deconstruction of the narrative promoted by the Pension Regulator occupies around one third of our response to the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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When ESG knocked at the White House

What has happened in America this week has surprised and delighted me. Donald Trump’s two advisory committees, staffed from the Chief Executives of big American business have been disbanded, or more properly disbanded themselves. The strategy and policy forum and the … Continue reading

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Why save more unless we’re told how we’ve done so far?

I am very excited. I’m excited because I am at last seeing a way to get information on pensions to the people to whom it matters, ordinary people including the small employers who have currently little access beyond that they … Continue reading

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