Tag Archives: NEST

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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Nest sees strong saving through the pandemic – why not?

A tricky course to navigate. Whatever is written about pension saving over the past 12 months needs to written in pencil, with the option to rub-out and replace where offence is incurred. That’s because generalizations about people’s capacity to save … Continue reading

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Why Nest should let its fish swim free!

  I was intrigued by an invitation on social media to listen to the views of Invesco and Nest Insight on how best to talk to members of a large multi-employer DC pension plan (like Nest). So thoughtlessly I attempted … Continue reading

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The death of Sir John Hills; the “quiet man” of the Pension Commission

The death has been reported of Sir John Hills, this is a sad loss. John Hills was a professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Co-Director of the new International Inequalities Institute, and … Continue reading

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Consumers mustn’t pay to clean up the FCA’s mess.

This is a post from Gina Miller on Linked in.  It poses a question about accountability The Gloster Report into #LCF is a damning indictment of failures at the FCA – Whilst my blood boils on behalf of millions of victims … Continue reading

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Michael Johnson challenges the Nest Sidecar (Jars) project

The Nest Sidecar project (now renamed “Jars”) has been sponsored by a number of leading financial services companies and some major employers  (including Timpsons and BT). This blog is an open letter to the Nest management from  Michael Johnson, in … Continue reading

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Why are the self-employed not using (Nest) pensions?

Nest Insight ran another seminar today – the title was  “How has Covid-19 impacted self-employed people” but the question on my and the panelists lips was – “why aren’t the self-employed, using pensions?” This article looks at how the self-employed … Continue reading

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Our best shot at pension simplification in a generation!

It’s an interesting time right now for those involved in DC regulation. This blog suggests that if we can find a single definition of value for money that is acceptable to TPR and FCA, then we can massively simplify DC … Continue reading

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