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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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Thumbs up for PLSA’s Retirement Living Standards

It’s a shame that the timing of the PLSA’s big reveal coincided with the announcement of the  Brexit agreement. It hasn’t got much airplay and frankly- even the PLSA annual conference seemed a little underwhelmed. The PLSA have launched a … 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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Lord share their data – but not yet!

Augustine’s wayward prayer – “Lord, make me holy – but not yet”, sprung to mind as I sat with the dashboardistas in Parliament yesterday. The Government’s “Pensions Dashboards – working together for the consumer” is a pretty vague document which … Continue reading

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Open pensions – not closed meetings!

  In advance of an expected announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday, Frank Field has published a letter to Guy Opperman and his Work and Pensions Select Committee and  has published the findings  of a round table with the “pension … Continue reading

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Pensions “Shock and Awe”

Next week looks like being a big one for Pensions with the Pensions Minister summoning the dasboardistas to Westminster on Monday morning for the big reveal. This meeting is scheduled to last an hour and will mean I will be … Continue reading

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How small schemes can win (with no surrender)!

I’m listening to Bruce Springsteen – “no retreat, baby no surrender” A useful note about “the consolidation opportunity” sits in my inbox. It’s from Con Keating who had been studying the ONS data on how pension schemes invest their money.  He … Continue reading

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Less sales – more trustees please.

I was jogged out of my Friday night lethargy by this picture. Aon’s master trust has just been awarded a “Pension Quality Mark” by the PLSA.  I find this picture quite disturbing. The pensions minister Guy Opperman (right) is featured … Continue reading

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