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Take coffee with the Pensions Minister at the Pension PlayPen

  On Tuesday, May 10th, Tom McPhail and I will be putting questions to the Pensions Minister at a one hour on-line coffee morning. Here are some of our questions. Pension PlayPen is leading a campaign to increase participation in Pension … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann v the Plowman over 13 rounds

Ros Altmann and I are at loggerheads, I side with Paul Lewis in seeing the current version of Pension Wise as a basket case that should either be revamped along the lines of the FCA’s proposed guided sales model…. or … Continue reading

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Invite – Tuesday Jan 25th -10.30 am; coffee with me and Tom McPhail.

  I’m inviting  you to Pension PlayPen’s  Coffee Morning, this Tuesday January 25th – 10.30 am. I’ll be in conversation with industry guru and pundit Tom McPhail. Statutory Blurb Tom, after a glittering career with Hargreaves Lansdowne, has recently been … Continue reading

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These you have read- my top ten blogs this year.

  Although I write a lot, I don’t spend much time looking at what gets read and when I do, I get surprised! At the end of this year I know I’ll have had around a quarter of a million … Continue reading

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AgeWage launches a free service to benchmark DC workplace pensions

This is an offer to the trustees and participating employers of the UK’s workplace pensions , inviting you to be part of the AgeWage benchmarking service. The service allows your scheme to compare itself to others, so that you can … Continue reading

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CDC – your questions answered

A recent professional pensions weekly Pension Buzz survey of 100 members of its readership posed the question: “What is your main hesitancy or concern around CDC arrangements?” This blog lists the concerns expressed. It should be noted that only 37 … Continue reading

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Goddard and Tapper team up with pensions “All Stars” to relaunch The Pension Playpen

The Pension Playpen, an online community for pensions professionals, is to be relaunched by industry veterans Steve Goddard and Henry Tapper on 1st July. Originally founded by Tapper as a networking group in 2013, the revamped platform will offer a place … Continue reading

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Top down or bottom up? How do we assess the value we are getting for our money?

  Later this week, Britain gets its first ever conference focused entirely on value for money. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Chris Sier who runs ClearGlass (but also helped found AgeWage). Chris’ work looks at the money side … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s defence of pension consultants (contested).

I wouldn’t say my “postbag was full” , but my recent blog on the damage inflicted by pension consultants on the UK pension framework has raised a few heckles on social media. Having worked in pension consultancies for nearly twenty … Continue reading

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Pension Playpen to relaunch as a Fintech

Pension campaign and networking group The Pension Playpen – founded by pension expert Henry Tapper – is to relaunch in February as a fintech company aimed at the pensions industry. The Playpen will provide networking and comment platforms as well … Continue reading

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