Tag Archives: Independent Governance Committees

Workplace pensions – what really matters.


For the past few years I have provided data and qualitative judgement to NMG, a company that researches insurance companies and the service they provide intermediaries. The information NMG has asked of me has been about my perception of those … Continue reading

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The Pensions Regulator gives IGCs a new row of teeth.


  It’s not enough- not nearly enough – but at last the Pensions Regulator’s beginning to take workplace pensions seriously enough to offer something close to a decent choice for employers staging auto-enrolment. Yesterday , Andrew Warwick-Thompson, head of policy … Continue reading

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“Winning hearts and minds” – what IGCs can do for retirement saving!


What so concerned many of us when we read the comments from the Independent Governance Committee’s recent meetings at Evershed’s city offices, was that they showed no unified sense of purpose, no urgency and worst of all – confusion about … Continue reading

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When is a fiduciary independent?


It’s a question asked by Karen Wake on twitter @JosephineCumbo @henryhtapper @DominicLindley @greggmcclymont So … what is "independent"? We might be chasing a tornado here — Karen Wake (@pensionmonkey) October 29, 2015 I’m not into chasing tornadoes so I’ll try … Continue reading

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A new dawn for UK Pensions – or groundhog day? A guest blog from Ralph Frank


  This week marked the coming into force of a large number of changes to the UK pensions landscape that were announced in 2014. Some of these changes will have a greater impact than others, although not necessarily in proportion … 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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