Tag Archives: Investment

MaPS – this is not the way to buy investment pathways!

I wonder how many of the 60,000 people who each month decide they want to “get at” their pension money, are finding their way to MaPS website set up for people to understand and compare their investment pathway options (for … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment’s difficult second album

When auto-enrolment started I, naively as it turns out, hoped that small employers would be excited enough by the chance to choose a workplace pension, to consider what made for a good scheme and download a report that told them … Continue reading

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Pension trustees -you can’t buy a sausage with a brick!

There is an interesting article in  the FT which has sparked quite different reactions from people I know. Here is it’s presentation from Jo Cumbo, who has strong views on investing other people’s money for social purpose. It’s Jo’s article. … Continue reading

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Saving our way to a fairer society..

Thanks a second time to Michael Johnson for asking a salient question about recently published data If we compare four months in 2019 and 2020 we see a £20.5 billion behavioural swing: At the end of February 2020, total outstanding … Continue reading

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Where are our retirement savings?

Thanks to Fundscape for sharing  this  graphic which seeks to lay out what we have in investments  (some of which may become our retirement savings – or even a pension). My title refers to  “Retirement Savings”, though Fundscape are talking … Continue reading

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Aviva’s IGC – more effective than its report suggests

Aviva’s IGC has turned up and you can preview it here (it launches properly Monday) It’s available as  a PDF  you can download here or you can read a digital version Having read both, I’d suggest that the PDF works … Continue reading

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The pension must go on

As we all work in our individual way from our individual workplaces, it’s hard to see the big picture – we see plenty of trees but not the wood. Pensions are not about us but about the people who get … Continue reading

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“State of the Pension” address

After doing a 30 minute address to to CIPP in 10 minutes, I’ve been called back to do another one – only this time I’m first on – which means I could gab on for ages and make sure no … Continue reading

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Looking at it Robin Powell’s way

I’ve long admired the journalist Robin Powell for his clear insights. Lately he’s taken to writing little stories to illustrate the points he is making. He has written a series of pieces , the rest of which you can find … Continue reading

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2019 was not a year to hedge your bets

As the decade closes , it’s a time to look back as well as forward. For the vast majority of us, our financial health depends on valuations of assets the price of which we cannot directly control. We may build … Continue reading

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