Tag Archives: L&G

Call out the Karma Police – (they’re at it again)

As if the Karma Police weren’t busy enough, we have more work for them! Legal & General, like Hargreaves Lansdown. have found a way to demand money of us to swell their coffers in aid of narrowing the gender pay … Continue reading

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Should the pensioner or the tax-payer level up Britain?

Today’s  front page splash in the FT is news that Government are moving fast to a relaxed position for UK insurers writing capital intensive annuity business. Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Friday 11 February https://t.co/7pah7kWWODContinue reading

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Why’s our retirement saving so poorly supported?

Logging onto my L&G website, I was told yesterday that the fund valuation service wasn’t working – the glitch has been fixed today but it’s a hit and miss affair. Would I put up with this from First Direct or … Continue reading

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The 2021 IGC reports – links, reviews and ratings

I’ve completed my review of the 2020 IGCs and GAAs – 15 reviews of the reports I know of. It you run an IGC or GAA that I’ve missed, please send me your report. I doubt many IGCs have met … Continue reading

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Are L&G, State Street and BlackRock too dominant in workplace pensions?

The question has been bothering me for a while. While there are maverick allocations (Nest for instance use UBS for passive management), UK workplace pensions are dominated by the big three, who’s passive strategies are used by just about everybody … Continue reading

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Double-barreled female success!

It’s been a good week for strong women, Westminster has one more female MP and Sarah and Emma have topped the pension appointment pages. They are contemporaries of mine and two people whose company I enjoy, they are showing that … Continue reading

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The money behind annuities “matters” too!

We tend to forget that a very large amount of the money yet to be paid as pensions , is backed by funds held by insurers and that money is invested, not just in gilts but in a wide variety … Continue reading

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Putting our money where their mouth is? We’re not there yet!

Last night I had the chance to listen to the Lord Mayor’s lecture – organised by Gresham College which is a few yards from where I live. If this had happened last year, I would not have been invited or … Continue reading

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Do we retire when we lose the will to innovate? – a provocative blog by Maarten Ectors

This blog is by Maarten Ectors who writes  as Chief Innovation Officer at Legal & General. As someone who could (some would say “should”) retire, I find his comments energizing and his final sentence the best incentive to innovate I’ve … Continue reading

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L&G puts our money where its mouth is.

  Putting our money where its mouth is When it comes to adopting environmental , social and governance tilts into funds, L&G and their investment arm LGIM have been to the fore. First they launched a global equity fund with … Continue reading

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