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Andrew Smithers at the Pension PlayPen – 10.30 today (gift link here)

I know nothing about Andrew Smithers but I asked a few economists (and would be economists) about him. The consensus is that he is a good egg and we want all the good eggs in our basket. I looked him … Continue reading

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‘We’ve been here before’: IFAs round on gov’t DC illiquid assets plan

It’s not my headline (or my photo), I’ve nicked them from Citywire’s NMA and if you click the link you can read the views of a number of IFAs on the idea of having your pension pot invested in illiquid … Continue reading

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“Financial Home for the over 50s”

Well that’s what Oliver Wyman is telling insurers with workplace pension books to aspire to be. I haven’t seen this phrase in any IGC report but it does it for me. I well remember meetings when I was at Zurich … Continue reading

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Five reasons why pensions need payroll.

  I have been involved in pension management for over 30 years, the last 2o years dealing with large employers and the management of their schemes. In the past ten years I have seen a shift from in-house pension management … Continue reading

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The enormous importance of Legal and General

  If one insurer has done more than any other for workplace pensions it is Legal & General. For early stagers like Marks & Spencer they opened a master trust , they were the first insurer to adopt clean 50bps … Continue reading

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The Pension Play Pen lunch gives a thumbs up for the new Annuity Framework

A victim of Osborne’s success We were a victim of George’s success on Monday (7th April) as nearly 40 of us spilled out of the gallery room and occupied most of the Counting House’s second floor! Handing over £500 in cash … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen Lunch – can we manage financial freedom in later life?

Don’t forget the Pension Play Pen lunch at 12.30 today at the Counting House, Cornhill , 200 yards West of Bank Station. We meet 12 for 12.30, bring £15 for food and beverages! The topic for today’s discussion will be … Continue reading

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You want a workplace pension for your staff? – delighted to help!

Mrs HR Dee Smallco Ltd. Sunny Uplands GB Dear Mrs Dee, Thanks for your enquiry. I can see you are sold on the idea of offering a workplace pension for your staff. You know you have to anyway, but I … Continue reading

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“This House” is a pension playpen

The serendipity of social media and  more exactly the generosity of http://www.quietroom.co.uk brought me two tickets to see “This House” on  Saturday night. The link is with the Quiet Room’s co-boss, Vincent Franklin who is one of the stars of this show. My … Continue reading

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JacktheJouneyman – the PlayPen horse!

JacktheJouneyman raced for the first time at Ludlow yesterday and a hardy cross-section of the Pension PlayPen was there to see him finish fourth. Coming into the home straight the four year old had pulled for most of the race but … Continue reading

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