Tag Archives: Money

Helping older people with money


  I’m pleased to see the FCA publishing a paper on the particular problems older people  have with financial services, I haven’t read it all , only the summary (which I can summarise as the paper does)! The summary rightly … Continue reading

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“Ease of use” or “value for money”?


Paul Lewis, above all other financial journalists is the master of the 140 character tweet. Here is one of his very best, embedded in a conversation with Louise Cooper. The genius is in the “compete mainly on rhetoric and ease … Continue reading

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Strong on “money”- weak on “value”; the FCA and asset management.


if we believe that asset managers can materially improve the markets whose assets they manage, we need to understand how. Continue reading

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Allardyce- a fan’s eye’s view.


“Money corrupts and wads corrupt absolutely” – anonymous football fan – last night.   I heard about Sam Allardyce’s departure from the England Manager’s job while watching Cambridge United beat Yeovil Town in a Tuesday night league 2 fixture at … Continue reading

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Is “too much” money the root of all evil?


I had a very odd conversation with my partner last night while watching the Human League at Windsor racecourse – hooray! The Human League are nothing to do with this blog though I now discover they suffered from having too … Continue reading

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Till we know the “money” – shut up about “value”.


  I had a number of meeting yesterday culminating in an afternoon spent with members of the Transparency Task Force (TTF), with the FCA and with certain interested observers. I can report the meeting happened and what was said but … Continue reading

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“Search and Stewardship” – all that we want from asset managers


  I spent yesterday morning listening to John Kay talk about the ideas behind his new book “Other people’s Money”. The big idea is that the UK asset management industry spends too much time talking to itself and not enough … Continue reading

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How can auto-enrolment help those that most need it?


  This morning I’m off to the House of Commons to discuss this question with some policy people, Prospect Magazine, my friends Alex Rowson of QTAC and Darren Philp of People’s Pension  and Nigel Wilson, the CEO of Legal & … Continue reading

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Con Keating on the future of CDC – (pt 3)


This is the third of three blogs from Con which will in future appear in Professional Pensions. The idea that individual DC will produce pension outcomes that are satisfactory for the majority of retirement savers is now thoroughly discredited, as is … Continue reading

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Common sense needed on transfers


Whether you’re moving house or moving money, the process is fraught. We are no closer to pots following member than when the “portable personal pension” was established in 1987. The friction involved in moving money from scheme to scheme, fund … Continue reading

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