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Does Aegon’s IGC deliver “what matters most to us”?

Aegon’s IGC Chair Statement has been published , you can read it here Helpfully Ian Pittaway and Helen Parker have a conversation on the IGC’s activities on the video. Unfortunately, video has a habit of turning lawyers into marketing people … Continue reading

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Precisely right – Scottish Widow’s IGC

Mark Stewart has issues his first Statement , having taken over as Chair of the Scottish Widows IGC. You can read it here. It is brief , accurate and it has a distinct tone which I like. The contents page … Continue reading

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Member support: beyond the trustee’s pay-grade?

  The Pensions Regulator and the FCA have delivered guidance on how those with charge of other people’s money, should behave at this time. I was particularly pleased to see the Pensions  Regulator’s guidance on administration. Pensions are, as far … Continue reading

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Phoenix – an IGC that continues to set standards with another good report

Phoenix IGC has published its 2019-20 Chair Statement.  To me this is the most important statement as Phoenix is responsible for administering the savings of most of Britain’s “legacy savings”. Although most of these legacy books don’t have much in … Continue reading

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Suppression vs Mitigation. What’s this all about?

Introduction Put simply the community of nations is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to implement a suppression strategy.  The UK government initially proposed an alternative mitigation strategy never before tried in any recorded history, but has now moved … Continue reading

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People’s Pension gets serious on small pots

The changes announced yesterday by People’s Pension and its parent B&CE are significant. It’s furloughing its sales team, battening down the hatches to new business It’s changing its charging structure, protecting itself against the ruinous impact of small deferred pots. … Continue reading

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Aussie actuary flies DC…

  I needed to travel to London. I began my preparations with a call to an airline that I hadn’t used before but that I was keen to try, given its appeal­ing advertising. “Wombat Airways, good morning, this is Margaret … Continue reading

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Were you thinking of retiring?

For a lot of people my age (58 going on 59), retirement was looking a cert. Now I and many like me, will have to think some more, save some more and maybe be a little less cocky about our … Continue reading

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How will USS value itself today?

  News has come in that the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) is going to press ahead with a valuation of its assets and liabilities as at the 31st March 2020. It reasons for it in a public statement. I had … Continue reading

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12 reckoners to work out what you’ll get.

  New help from the Ferret Gareth Morgan has put online and free for use, his reckoners: – these help people with benefit and grant claims – estimating what they’ll get They are called Ferret Reckoners These reckoners, which are … Continue reading

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