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Do we ever save enough to stop work?

  I am not at all sure that most people ever feel secure enough to pack work in. So I found Ali Hussain’s article in the Times , depicting fifty somethings rushing to the door at the prospect of higher … Continue reading

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Workplace pensions may outgrow insurance platforms. but when?

Nico Aspinall had a conversation with me at yesterday’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning at which¬† he likened occupational pensions to infants learning to ride a bike. The analogy was between walking with a life platform and cycling with a custody … Continue reading

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Solving the nastiest hardest problem in finance with Arun Muralidhar

  Arun Muralidhar is a campaigner for turning pots to pensions and he is speaking on the adoption of his solution – the Retirement Security Bond (RSB) – in countries around the world. He has asked me to publish this … Continue reading

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No Nico! VFM is a measure to help consumers – not actuaries!

This blog responds to Darren and Nico’s VFM podcast with Zoe Alexander of Nest and you can listen to that podcast from here. It’s well worth it. The blog divides into two, in the firs half I challenge Nico over … Continue reading

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Collaboration is not a dirty word (according to Cushon and Nest)

News reached us at the end of January that Cushon and Nest are in a joint search for asset management partners to develop new forestry investment strategies to address climate change pressures. We would also like to enjoy a planet … Continue reading

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Nest’s big IT cock-up – what does it mean for savers and employers?

  Credit to Professional Pensions for republishing a story that had been circulating in IT circles all month. At least we have a trade press capable of getting a scoop out of recycling a week-old story in the IT trade … Continue reading

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The two choices open to Laura Trott over CDC

In a recent blog I argue that the latest consultation on CDC will not get off the ground. It assumes that CDC has employer support and it assumes that DWP can run multi-employer schemes and decumulation arrangements through TPR’s CDC … Continue reading

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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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No crocodile tears over falling contributions – please!

In a lachrymose display of virtue signalling, the PMI reports that many employees are either reducing contributions to workplace pensions or thinking of doing so. This is neither surprising or regrettable, people need to take pension holidays from time to … Continue reading

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“IF I was a Director “… how Nest can overhaul itself.

  Nest is recruiting three non-executive directors to increase the diversity of its Board. This is an opportunity, 12 years in, for Nest to ask fundamental questions about how it can move itself and auto-enrolment along. Diversity of outlook I … Continue reading

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