Tag Archives: Mark

Why are the future costs of USS membership linked to the gilt yield?

In this Guest post ,  Jackie Grant and Mark Taylor-Batty wonder why estimates of USS future service costs go up and down in line with the gilt yield. Jackie and Mark have expressed thanks to Con Keating for his expertise … Continue reading

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Taking meaningful investment choices off the shelf

  I’m  pleased to hear that NEST is planning to explain its investment plans that everyone can understand.I visited their offices last week and spoke with their chief investment officer about this. I hope that as part of this explanation , he’ll … Continue reading

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How to buy a pension

Buying your pension is one if not the biggest financial decisions you will take (or have taken). It’s fearfully difficult and most people take it with little help and – worse-information. Almost everyone is going to have to do it and that so … Continue reading

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