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BSPS2 – a superior kind of lifeboat?


The news that members of the British Steel Pension Scheme will have the choice between swapping their pension rights for participation in the Pension Protection Fund of a new Pension Scheme (code-named BSPS2) has been well flagged. It might seem … Continue reading

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FABI – taking the crisis out of pensions!


It is now three months since we launched our First Actuarial Best estimate Index (or FAB Index for short). It has generated a significant amount of interest amongst our clients and across the wider pensions industry – and has even … Continue reading

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Balancing the long and short term consequences of pensions.


Lesley Titcomb is the Pensions Regulator; in this blog – first published here – she explains the balance she has to maintain between the various interest groups that want to have a say. If you read my blog yesterday, you’ll … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment-Is Workie working?


  By now we were due to be in trouble.  There was talks of Tsunamis and capacity crunches. Nostradamus had nothing on the industry commentators saying that we wouldn’t cope; we’re coping. I go to events and ask participants, how’s … Continue reading

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Your ten point checklist when choosing a pension


  The law says you have to choose a workplace pension for your auto-enrolment eligible staff. But it doesn’t say how! The Pensions Regulator’s website, while excellent on auto-enrolment compliance, is pretty hopeless in helping you choose a pension. So … Continue reading

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Shutting the stable door?


  We probably know more about the solvency of our defined benefit pension schemes than we have ever done. They are subject to rigorous examination by Experian who stress test them for failure to calculate their levy to the Pension … Continue reading

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Putting yourself second – what a boss should do.


There is no law that says you should be polite. Standing aside from someone getting off a train, opening doors for the elderly and those with push-chairs, paying your pension bills before paying your dividend, these are all things we … Continue reading

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Do we need so many pension schemes?


Ireland’s pension regulator wants to cut the number of corporate retirement plans in the country from 150,000 to 100 in a move that would put pressure on pension providers and asset managers to reduce fees. So it’s reported in the … Continue reading

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The Pensions Regulator’s masterplan


This is what the Pension Regulator wants to do in the next twelve month three years. Successfully implement automatic enrolment Protect consumers from poorly governed master trusts Effectively regulate defined benefit schemes Effectively regulate public service pension schemes Maintain confidence … Continue reading

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Where can I stick my input to #FAMR?


The FCA have called for input on their Financial Advice Market Review Its big idea hinges on this statement the advice gap should be regarded as any situation where consumers cannot get the form of advice that they want on a … Continue reading

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