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L&G; a smooth operator with an open IGC


For an Independent Governance Committee to work, there must be a means for it to interact with its membership in a meaningful way. L&G – uniquely to my knowledge – offer policyholders of their workplace pension the opportunity to come to … Continue reading

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The world of the inactive investor


  Of all my amateur enthusiasms, my interest in how to invest my money is perhaps the silliest. The economist’s hat sits ill upon my head, my capacity to second guess market trends is zero. So I’m always pleased to … Continue reading

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Fund cost disclosure, arrived on Friday – and it’s here to stay. L&G IGC report- 2017


We are now well in to the IGC reporting season, where Independent Governance Committees tell us how well the insurers they oversee are behaving. I had had low expectations going into this round, 11 of the key insurers had spent … Continue reading

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Ignore “bad “; let’s big-up good asset management!


The asset management industry will get nowhere trying to defend bad practices. It should be celebrating its success stories. We have good active managers in this country and we have good passive managers, protecting bad practice among bad asset managers … Continue reading

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Activism over activity – we want effective asset management.


Reading the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study, you’d be tempted to give up on active asset management (to be frank you might to give up on investment funds altogether). Daniel Godfrey has a piece in the FT claiming that the … Continue reading

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Is the Green tide stronger than one man?


  In the past few days the Paris Treaty has been ratified. One man, Donald Trump, has threatened to put the short term interests of his country above the longer term interests of the globe. Neither we nor his citizens … Continue reading

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“Please don’t take your politics into this room” – An evening with @shareactionuk .


Well done @ShareActionUK bringing people together #pensionpower pic.twitter.com/gzOtG13JeT — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) November 1, 2016   The statement was made by the chair of trustees advised by my friend Nico Aspinall, when Nico advocated a green default for the chair’s mastertrust. The statement … Continue reading

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It’s the L&G IGC forum – I’m not going for tea and biscuits.


L&G have championed the idea of the Independent Governance Committee. Before they were a twinkle in the FCA’s eye, L&G had got going and today is the third forum for members of their workplace pension plans. I haven’t been before … Continue reading

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My pension fund manager – reassuringly boring.


I’ve worked out what I want from the person who runs my pension fund – I want them to be busy doing nothing. That’s more or less what Martin Dietz is doing running the Legal and General Multi-Asset Fund which … Continue reading

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An heroic failure? – #Airlander is winning the heart of the nation!


Martha Gwyn or the “flying bum” came a cropper on landing after her 100 minute test flight yesterday My partner and I (who are lovers of pass the pigs) wonder whether this is a snouter or a leaning jowler. Either … Continue reading

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