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Lessons to learn from Dolphin Trust

  18 months after its first program, Radio Four’s You and Yours program has produced a second program on Dolphin Trust (aka the German Property Group). You can listen to the second program here As I’d followed up on the … Continue reading

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USS; are UCU and UUK missing the big picture?

This is nonsense. If universities can’t pay the required #USS DB contribution, then simply move to DC, which was of course the original plan. Universities backed down in the face of strikes https://t.co/rYtU1azGjM via @timeshighered — John Ralfe (@JohnRalfe1) November … Continue reading

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A counterblast to apostasy – Keating and Clacher hold the faith!

  A blog from the pens of  Con Keating and Iain Clacher Henry Tapper has been our eyes and ears on social media and has passed us a variety of questions that have been sent to him on twitter. He’s … Continue reading

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Can you run a pension scheme with no end in sight?

The concept of infinity has puzzled philosophers for millennia and I’m not taking it on in a blog. It’s temporal counterpart  “eternity” has at least the boundary of time, though it’s still pretty mind-blowing to think of anything being eternal. … Continue reading

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“Let my data go” – our plea to parliament

Submission to the Committee scrutinising the Pension Schemes Bill   1, This submission from Henry Tapper in his capacity as CEO of AgeWage and Chairperson of the Pension PlayPen. These private companies are digital resources for individuals and employers to … Continue reading

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The company pension is as good as dead

Until the turn of the millennium, most enterprise companies had their own pension scheme. Even if it wasn’t offering a defined benefit, the scheme was likely to have trustees drawn from the board with representatives nominated by members (often organised … Continue reading

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Investing to secure defined outcomes

This is Stuart Fowler‘s first post on this blog. I am very pleased he is sharing this essay which focuses on the difficult challenge of investing for a pension. When I met the Chairman of the FCA I asked him if … Continue reading

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Seven ways to improve Defined Benefit funding

In March 2020, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) opened a consultation on its proposed revisions to the DB funding code. In framing its response, First Actuarial proposes seven ways to change DB funding for the better. What do we want the … Continue reading

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Can Government put social freedom back in the bottle?

LATEST: All social gatherings of more than 6 people will be banned in England under new Covid-19 limits to be announced tomorrow by PM Boris Johnson. The police will have new powers to disperse and fine any group larger than … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s response to TPR’s DB funding code consultation.

I have asked for responses to the Pension Regulator’s consultation questions and Ros Altmann has obliged. As a member of the House of Lords and former Pension Minister, I hope Ros’ replies will be of particular interest Continue reading

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