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Dead pools and blind allies; capital will always stand behind private pensions

I riffed on Tontines here a dozen years ago https://t.co/HRWCp4zNB8 From 2010 my @ISRS_UCL action research has covered mutual legal designs of modern scalable risk, cost, surplus & production sharing agreements. Trust Law is very far from modern: we can … Continue reading

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Nest – the Government’s pension that can’t pay you a pension.

Nest’s normal retirement age is your state retirement age. Seven years before my Nest retirement, I got an email. This email has triggered me to explore my pension options with Nest – and to this blog I decided to make … Continue reading

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Small pot consolidation – Ockham’s Razor is out!

I suppose it is impossible to deliver any document to Government which is the output of the PLSA, ABI without it being 70 pages and late in delivery. The document that trundled over the line yesterday was called THE SMALL … Continue reading

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David Farrar leaves the DWP to join Nest.

Anyone who has known David Farrar in his 7 years as senior policy manager for the DWP will wish him well as he joins Nest to work on climate change, responsible investment and other evolving policy areas. His DWP occupational … Continue reading

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Where will Nest’s £1.5bn private investment go?

Nest wants to invest £1,500,000,000 into private markets, meaning just under 10% of our money will not be invested in public stock exchanges or debt markets but in companies that raise money other ways. Actually £1.5bn is not a lot … Continue reading

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Has Nest detonated an investment big bang?

The Financial Times reports;- Nest, one of the UK’s largest workplace pension schemes, has announced a £1.5bn private equity spending spree in the biggest move by a British retirement scheme into the asset class. The £20bn state-backed pension fund with … Continue reading

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When is Nest going to become a pension scheme?

Michael Clark, as usual is on the money Nest sees CDC-style offering as ‘potential option’ for retirees https://t.co/6dMlEDDrwV Well it’s a start. CDC is a very real option and should be seen as such by other DC schemes/master trusts — … Continue reading

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How DC consolidation can benefit DC members

  Like Climate Change, Pension Consolidation isn’t something theoretical, it’s happening and at a great pace. I remember when DB transfers were at their peak (2018) people talking about what was to come. It had come and before the regulators … Continue reading

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God is on the side of the big batallions

  Many readers will have joined their first company with the promise of a “company pension”. If you can admit that was before the turn of the last century, that typically meant a promise of a wage for life in … 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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