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What hope should WASPI take from political promises?

A very complex issue This is not a blog about the rights or wrongs of WASPI, it is simply a statement about party political promises to women in  the UK , born in the nineteen fifties. Their case is made … Continue reading

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On March 6th a doctor wrote about his pension

On March 6th 2019 , Dr Nitin Arora wrote  on my blog. You can read the entire article on the link. He detailed how his tax bill , combined with the deferred taxation on his pension , meant that he … Continue reading

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So what do pension people want from politicians?

I’ve started so I’ll finish, I will post my views on the Conservative manifesto from a pensions perspective, when it gets published. But as I didn’t have to waste many words on the Liberal policy pleasantary  afterthought, I’d look into … Continue reading

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A third way for pensions? Not this time!

Liberal pension policy – ahem! I was asked yesterday, after my discussion of the Labour party’s pension manifesto , to analyse other party’s pension policy commitments. I’d like to write a headline about Liberal party support for present and future … Continue reading

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Are “Do it for me” pensions on the way?

When asked explicitly for their preference on what kind of support they would like their provider to have in place, the vast majority, 78%, wanted some sort of help from their provider to make their decisions; just 22% were confident … Continue reading

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Con Keating on “Risk and the Management of Investment Portfolios”

One of the few things that we know about risk is that it means that, over some future period, more things may occur than actually will eventuate. The role of an active asset manager is to seek to determine which … Continue reading

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The price of everything , the value of nothing.

Knowing the price of investment management does not mean you know its value. Unfortunately the outcome of an investment can only be known retrospectively. Turning this on its head, past performance may not be a guide to a future , … Continue reading

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“Evolution not revolution” as important for what it omits as what it says.

My view when I started this morning’s blog #Poole #Dorset #NovemberToMember pic.twitter.com/wpLW4EIcjy — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) November 16, 2019  I finished reading “Evolution not revolution – five years of freedom” sensing something had been missing. That something has just come … Continue reading

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“Five years of freedom” – is evolution enough?

The Defined Contribution Investment Forum have commissioned an excellent body of research from Richard Parkin and Ignition House. The result is a packed report running to over 60 pages that provides a new insight on the problems individuals are facing … Continue reading

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How does a working mum talk about pensions?

Not too easily it seems. Yesterday, following an introduction from working Mum , Holly Mckay, I spent some time with people from Mumsnet and Gransnet. I learned a lot- not to call grans senior or silver and about the peculiarities … Continue reading

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