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Guy Opperman on “pension wealth funds”, horses and talking responsibly

Do good jockeys make good pension ministers? The Talking Responsibly Podcast opened with Guy Opperman explaining what attracted him to racing horses. “You’re dependent on the horse, so long as your horse is good enough, you can compete with the … Continue reading

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What will this “investment big bang” mean for our pensions?

BREAKING: The UK Pensions Regulator is to drop plans to require UK defined benefit schemes to limit private market investment to 20% of their portfolio. More follows. — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) August 5, 2021 This u-turn comes 6 months after … Continue reading

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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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