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Should we invest, when we’re in debt?

There’s a very good  BBC Martin Lewis Podcast on borrowing ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qhdsg We’ve always thought as Lewis as anti-debt (an advocate of “debt-free” living). The Podcast gives as an example a man who has moved to the country with his … Continue reading

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What the Pension Bill means

The 2016  Pensions Bill was published this week and it will have serious implications for single employer occupational schemes, small-mostly insured executive arrangements and for the burgeoning market for commercial mastertrusts. The Bill will also ensure that occupational schemes cannot … Continue reading

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Anger and remorse – how do they help?

  I have two important engagements next week. On Monday afternoon I will stand up at the TTF event in Westminster and ask those in Government to do more for workplace pensions and on Wednesday I’ll host a session at … Continue reading

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Should we by-pass “personality”?

  I once went to an interview at Goldman Sachs and sat in front of two successful guys (much younger than me). They picked up from my CV that in two of the previous four years I had been nominated … Continue reading

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“Another girl- another Planet” – the wonderful world of NEST

Helen Dean, the new CEO of NEST has set out her stall in the pages of Professional Pensions. Much of what she says is intelligent and helpful Helping .. small and micro employers means seeing AE through their eyes. Instead of … Continue reading

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NEST – an explanation please!

Yesterday I jokingly referred to the Pension Regulator as the Pension Troublemaker. Its announcement yesterday of a “Directory” of two spells trouble for master trusts who are not on their way to getting the Master Trust Assurance Framework (RRP £15-100K … Continue reading

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Source Pensions – a tough lesson for auto-enrolment.

Over the weekend , the Telegraph published a story about Source Pensions . In the article it correctly claims that many pension savers have been automatically enrolled into illegal schemes. Source Pensions admit this is “regrettable”, I agree, You can read … Continue reading

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So what’s the point of the DC trustee?

  It’s the first rule of trusteeship- if you can’t measure it – don’t trust it. It’s the right of anyone who has their own pension pot to know how much they are paying for the management of their money. … Continue reading

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Help! Volunteers needed to pick up Pension Play Pen awards!

  Here is an unusual request but one you might just be able to help me with- it isn’t onerous! The first week of July is Henley week and it’s traditionally a time when we take Lady Lucy down the … Continue reading

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Why I wanted to be Pensions Personality of the Year 2014.

If we measured personality by Klout score then it would be won by an algorithm as faceless as the inventor of Bitcoins. Continue reading

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