Tag Archives: Mark Fawcett

Why workplace pensions are so scary

Andy Haldane famously said he didn’t know the first thing about pensions and that has been taken to be a call to action to the pensions industry to bore us all about tax-relief, the advantages of regular saving, starting early … Continue reading

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“The new bargain” – in conversation with Ros Altmann

This blog is in response to Ros Altmann’s comments on Mark Fawcett’s “new bargain”. It is good that this discussion is happening, though my thoughts are amateur and are driven by opinion rather than a deep understanding of private markets. … Continue reading

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Altmann and Fawcett on DC’s new bargain

  Over the Easter weekend , I continued to question the legitimacy of illiquids in the default funds that dominate retirement saving in the UK. To date these funds have invested in liquid funds which have sought returns by passively … Continue reading

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What will popular reaction be to Nest going green?

In a recent poll by YouGov carried out a ¬†survey of 1,183 pension savers conducted by last July. It found that almost two-thirds of respondents thought their retirement scheme should invest in a way that reduced the damaging impact of … Continue reading

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Investment for beginners?

Perhaps because I’m paying him to, my 20 year old is paying some attention to where his pension is being invested. I say “is”, but our first contribution to his workplace pension is awaiting his opt-in. Meanwhile he’s asking – … Continue reading

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