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Learning how to buy pensions.

Mark Ormston who works for Retirement Line has written an excellent blog on linkedin. This is my version of his blog. Are people taking sub-optimal annuity decisions? The figures in the circles are  taken from the FCA Retirement income data report … Continue reading

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Concerns about Pension Dashboard transparency (and how to calm them)

  “The Pensions Schemes Bill makes provision for Pensions Dashboards which will provide everyone with clear simple access to all of their pension information on one portal”. This quote, from Francis Goss, who is on the dashboard working group, tells … Continue reading

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That was the week (that was)

This week has seen a Pensions Bill make it into the Queen’s Speech, the Pensions Regulator’s Stakeholder Conference (Monday) , the Owen James Meeting of Minds (Tuesday) and the PLSA conference (Wednesday to Friday). And then there’s the minor political … Continue reading

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“I’ve a PHD in economics – not gloomy economics” Wilson at #PLSAannual19

Our great cities aren’t overbuilt but under demolished- says Nigel Wilson of @LGIM #PLSAannual19 pic.twitter.com/qAeQWimbvz — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) October 16, 2019 For me the highlight of day one of the PLSA Annual Conference was Nigel Wilson’s keynote – “The … Continue reading

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Democratising pensions in Manchester

Diverse accross the ages The pictures above are from the library supplied journalists by the PLSA, they are what the PLSA would like you to think they are about, and yesterday’s sessions really were about youth. But young is as … Continue reading

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Up in Manchester for #PLSAannual19

Well I’m up in rainy Manchester in my AirBnB just off Canal Street in Manchester, thinking of how to spend the two and a half days of #PLSAannual most constructively. I’ve gratefully accepted the PLSA’s offer of a press pass … Continue reading

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Big week for politics – big week for pensions

  Things will come to a head this week. For Guy Opperman today will either be the day his Pensions Bill will make it into the Queens Speech or his first term in office will be remembered as “close but … Continue reading

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Can awards be rewarding? You bet they can!

My old firm, First Actuarial, didn’t do awards. They got grumpy when they got nominated (by me) and they made it official policy not to compete against their peers. You can see the sense in that, money spent on tables … Continue reading

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Boring Money – Extinction Rebellion and Responsible Asset Owners – we cannot go on the way we are.

Yesterday I was lucky to see the best of institutional and retail financial services. In Church House, the seat of the Church of England, I saw institutional investors and asset owners renounce green-washing and embrace responsible – impactful -investment with … Continue reading

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Contractors can’t have their cake and eat our pensions too

  The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed have condemned Lloyds Banking Group’s decision to either scrap contractors or force them into umbrella companies. I think this unfair on Lloyds and unfair on the tax-payer. As anyone in reward … Continue reading

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