Tag Archives: Independent

At work and after – how independent do we want to be?


Inequality over an occupational life-course is reflected in retirement. https://t.co/T6ahUk7350 — Jo Grady (@DrJoGrady) November 1, 2018 This seems to me very sound. Jo Cumbo rightly reports the gender pension  gap in retirement while Jo Grady concludes that pensions reflect pay and … Continue reading

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What will keep the “I” in the IGC?


  In April, the Independent Governance Committee’s (IGCs) set up by insurance companies to keep an independent eye on their (the insurance company’s) behaviour, will report. There has been some confusion about who they are reporting to, to me there is … 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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Independence just got that little bit more valuable.


Standard Life have announced that they are setting up a salesforce offering restricted advice . Apparently it demonstrates the insurer’s commitment to the advisory sector. I suspect it is a recognition that the experiment providing mass market independent advice is all but … Continue reading

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Can no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?


The running gag is that the Church of England’s the Tory Party at prayer and if there’d been a Tory party in 1170 I reckon they’d regard Giles Fraser and Thomas Beckett as peas from the same pod. My Sunday … Continue reading

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