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#PLSAannual22 – another day of chaos.

The Minister of Pensions and Growth took his seat at the PLSA conference at around 11am on 12th October in what appeared to be a fireside chat with the PLSA’s politics person Nigel Peaple. In the three weeks since the … Continue reading

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Out from the eye of the storm

Predictably, the PLSA called upon the Bank of England to provide ongoing support for the pension funds which had either directly or through pooled funds, geared up their bond exposure through “borrowing”. “Borrowing” is what the Bank of England thinks … Continue reading

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You want “engagement” with pensions? You’ve got it!

  For reasons I won’t go into, I had a Teams call at 4.30 yesterday with Fiona Bruce who was “excited” to be talking about pensions. I have to say I was excited to be talking with Fiona Bruce. Fiona … Continue reading

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Guy Opperman – the roaring silence

Guy Opperman hasn’t answered one parliamentary question put to him in a week. This is not like him and suggests an uncertainty about his future. Not only he been quiet in parliament but his social media feeds have been silent … Continue reading

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Dashboard frustration – have a thought for the consumer!

Pensions minister Guy Opperman has rebuffed concerns over the timescale of the Pensions Dashboards Programme, adding that the project would have moved at even greater speed if he had his way – https://t.co/G60ch5mH33@GuyOpperman @PensionsDboards @TMiddletonFPMI @aca_news pic.twitter.com/frzp14OVJZ — Pensions Expert … Continue reading

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BRAVO! PLSA puts “cost of living” top of its Annual Conference agenda!

A few weeks ago , I wrote to the people organising the agenda for the PLSA’s annual conference in October, suggesting they include a session on how we as pension people can help those suffering from the cost of living … Continue reading

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The cost of living crisis – and the value of small pots

This IMF chart is (rightly) getting a lot of attention given the UK figures are truly awful. But why are they so bad? Because this is what happens when you add an energy price surge onto a country with our … Continue reading

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The PLSA needs dissenting voices

I watched a webinar of reminiscence from the PLSA executive , hosted by this year’s Chair Emma Douglas  (I felt obliged after promising to cover the event). The gist was that this was a return to BAU for the PLSA … Continue reading

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Inflation stalks the halls of the PLSA conference.

  The PLSA’s Edinburgh conference is for a second time happening in the midst of turmoil. Yesterday’s event started with a montage of footage beginning in March 2020 when the event last took place and taking us to today reminding … Continue reading

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The good the PLSA does

  I’m excited to be returning to Edinburgh for the PLSA investment conference at the end of May. I’m going as a blogger and will be reporting on the event. I attended a digital preview of the event yesterday afternoon … Continue reading

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