Tag Archives: L&G

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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Who will disrupt western financial markets?

Maarten Ectors, L&G’s Chief Innovation Officer, writes regularly about using innovation to create new businesses. He has created Fintechs  himself and now holds sway over innovation in one of Britain’s most powerful financial institutions. When he writes, he writes with … Continue reading

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Pension Bee and the fintech annuity

Legal & General Retail Retirement has agreed a new partnership  to provide annuities to PensionBee customers. From 3rd August, customers enquiring about an annuity with PensionBee will be introduced to Legal & General for further information, or to get a … Continue reading

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“Gonna break out of the City” – and retire to a very cheap house in the country

  No song was more thrilling to me as a 15 year old than Eddie and the Hot Rods “do anything you wanna do!”. Its opening line is quoted in the title of this blog and you can hear Eddie … Continue reading

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Why planning for “care” is everyone’s business

Whether we are carers or ‘cared for’, we are likely to be involved in caring in the future. Of course the pandemic has highlighted the under-funding of residential care homes and the lack of support given to many home carers, … Continue reading

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Pension Plowman’s guide to 2020 IGC reports

This is a big year for IGCs. It is their fifth birthday, it’s the year when the FCA reviews their effectiveness and it’s the year of the pandemic, where providers and savers will be under maximum strain. Most of the … Continue reading

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Member support: beyond the trustee’s pay-grade?

Since publishing this article , LGIM has made a statement on the closure of the L&G helplines – you can read the statement here The Pensions Regulator and the FCA have delivered guidance on how those with charge of other … Continue reading

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IGC reports “good to very good”- as L&G closes member helpline.

  Since publishing this article , LGIM has made a statement on the closure of the L&G helplines – you can read the statement here L&G’s IGC has published its fifth report for savers ; here is the link  for … Continue reading

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Getting Smarter about how we retire

  #SmartSnap 2 is here: Smart Retire In this video, we share a sneak peek of Smart Retire – our unique “to and through retirement” master trust solution – coming this year to Smart Pension. pic.twitter.com/14JKPvjUkq — Smart Pension (@smartpensionuk) … Continue reading

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My ethics are my own

I appear to be under fire on twitter for claiming I am investing ethically by purchasing units in the LGIM FutureWorld fund. I am aware that this fund is not strictly an ethical fund and that my investment isn’t an … Continue reading

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