Tag Archives: Prospect

The Pensions Dashboard – remember that?

  It’s only been a few weeks since the Government announced its plans for a pensions dashboard but it might have been an age. In the fast moving world of Brexit, all is ephemeral and unless you’ve got a way … Continue reading

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I’d rather be a Ploughman than Icarus

Today, Tuesday 15th January 2019, will be a historic day in UK politics as the BBC is predicting Mrs May faces the biggest defeat any government has suffered in 100 years. Yesterday she suffered a defeat in the House of … Continue reading

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Why pensions must bank on change! We need Open Pensions not a data monopoly.

Bounding on stage like he’d just won the 3.15 at Hexham, Guy Opperman exclaimed The occasion – a Prospect discussion called “Banking on Change; the discussion “what open banking could mean for you”. On an evening where BREXIT was whistling … Continue reading

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Trade Unions; a necessary agent of change in our pension system

  Turn to your weekend FT , you happy capitalists, and you will find two stories relating to monopoly of the big four accountants. The first is a comment piece by John Plender where he looks at why Government has … Continue reading

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Why have pensions lost their social purpose?

As a delegate to the conservative party conference, I was invited to submit a discussion topic. I asked that we discussed how we can put Britain’s £2tr pounds of pension wealth to good economic use, whether this money could hold … Continue reading

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“Search and Stewardship” – all that we want from asset managers

  I spent yesterday morning listening to John Kay talk about the ideas behind his new book “Other people’s Money”. The big idea is that the UK asset management industry spends too much time talking to itself and not enough … Continue reading

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What is the future of UK pensions?

  On Wednesday (10th December)  I will be speaking at a Prospect conference which asks “what is the future of Pensions” in the UK. It is great to see journalists from outside the pension industry picking up on the issues … Continue reading

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