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Prudential RideLondon – we cyclists can behave!


  I spent Saturday in the saddle of a Boris Bike, rotating through the Cities of Westminster and London along with thousands of others. I saw one accident and didn’t hear one angry voice. Though we reduced in numbers as … Continue reading

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Who’s kidding whom – on DC pension governance?


I was “privileged” to spend a whole day with one of the many employer groups we have in Britain.  This meeting brought together Directors (especially FDs and Heads of HR) of  Research and Technology organisations. When I say privileged – … Continue reading

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Property , liquidity and the merit of doing nothing


News that Standard Life , M&G (the Pru) and Aviva have put up the shutters on their property funds is dominating the headlines. We are used to being able to move our money around the market with “impunity”. I put … Continue reading

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Wanted for listing – IGC/GAA Chair reports


Pension Plowman’s Directory At this week’s Stewardship meeting of the transparency task force, someone asked if there was a Directory of the IGC’s that have been published so far. There wasn’t until then, but I sent round the links of … Continue reading

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Prudential’s IGC report – good stuff (with crap PR)


  Prudential’s Independent Governance Committee has published its Chairman’s report and you can read it here. You cannot find this link on http://www.pru.co.uk nor has there been any notice of its publication to the public via either of Pru’s two … Continue reading

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Hats off to all workplace pension providers


  I’ve referred earlier this week to an excellent article by Kim North in Money Marketing in which she points to the ongoing work Scottish Widows have been doing on the participation of women in workplace pensions. In the same … Continue reading

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Some of our insurers are missing


What have all these insurers got in common?
Answer, you can’t buy one of their personal pensions today.
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Pensions crisis: one in 10 forced to delay retirement


Pummeting annuity rates and poor investment returns means thousands cannot afford to stop work.   One in 10 of those due to retire this year will delay taking their pension, as a combination of plummeting annuity rates and poor investment … Continue reading

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