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Playpen 15,000 members and countless memories

  The AgeWage and  Pension PlayPen linked in group passed 15,000 members this week making it Europe’s largest dedicated pension group – and its best. Dedicated to restoring confidence in pensions, the group is now a robust posting site for … Continue reading

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What do you want in the King’s Speech Pension Bill?

Note to Steve (where’s the diversity?)   I’ve no idea what that crazy cat Steve Goddard has got planned for Pension PlayPen’s Coffee morning next Tuesday, but I seem to be a part of it. What do I want? Better … Continue reading

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Are bonds “productive finance”?

A little group of us are having a  vigorous debate about the definition of productive finance and what falls within its scope. I have taken as my starting point, the definition  from Barry Kenneth – CIO  at  the PPF   … Continue reading

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Is there a pension Guiidance gap?- find out with Philip Hodges on Tuesday

If you have problems getting on the call – here’s the link.

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Are we seeing the rebirth of the “scheme pension”? Discuss pension innovation with me at 10.30 today

Today I’m talking with the Pension PlayPen about what the industry calls “decumulation” but which is properly called “getting a pension”. You can join the session from this link. A pension is something that is paid to you , by … Continue reading

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How will the PPF fare playing away? Join us at 10.30 to see

    A senior DWP official once described Nest to me as “the home team”. I guess they must feel the same way about the Pension Protection Fund. Both Nest and the PPF are hugely successful in fulfilling their briefs  … Continue reading

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Should the PPF be a foster parent to healthy pensions?

  Anyone in a DB pension scheme has a dependency on their employer to sponsor their scheme. It’s the dependency  a child has  on their parents who are needed  to nurture them to maturity. But some parents have to or … Continue reading

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Andrew Smithers at the Pension PlayPen – 10.30 today (gift link here)

I know nothing about Andrew Smithers but I asked a few economists (and would be economists) about him. The consensus is that he is a good egg and we want all the good eggs in our basket. I looked him … Continue reading

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The case against the Pension Regulator; Robin Ellison 10.30 am today.

I’m looking forward to chatting with Robin at next Tuesday’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning. You can be part of the conversation by logging into or registering at http://www.pensionplaypen.com. The direct link to the webinar is here <https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDkxNmUxOTgtMDcwOC00M2EyLWE3OGYtYWVlOTM1NTU5ODk0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22733793a9-e9e3-4238-95c9-e3e2e46fca6a%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2239b1b8b9-6d36-44d5-bf9e-64e1dfb760d5%22%7d&gt; Robin and the … Continue reading

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Discover why Robin Ellison wants to get rid of the Pensions Regulator

I’m looking forward to chatting with Robin at next Tuesday’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning. Spoiler alert;  he wants to abolish the Pensions Regulator. We once went head to head at the DWP – I think I wanted to scrap the … Continue reading

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