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Why we will always need a charge cap on workplace pensions.


    Tony Filbin has commented feelingly to comments made by Jonathan Parker of Redington, suggesting the charge cap “hinders value for money“. People with short memories and/or lack of experience misunderstand the cost drivers of corporate pension providers. Prior … Continue reading

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The Standard Life IGC – could things possibly have gone worse?


 It has not been a good year for Standard Life or its IGC. This hasn’t stopped the IGC from producing a report that weighs in at an incredible 91 pages, only the first 15 of which are directed at the … Continue reading

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The value to me of “set and hold”!


  The FT is masterful with understatement. A 2% charge can take quite a chunk out of the overall portfolio return If your predicted investment return is (say) inflation +3%, having to earn 2% to pay your investment manager, custodian … Continue reading

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Let’s focus on real issues,not shock headlines- Dan Mikulskis on DB pensions


Though Redington and First Actuarial are very different types of consultancy, we share a concern for the future of DB and see many things in similar ways. This is a great blog by Dan Mikulskis, Head of Defined Benefit Pensions, … Continue reading

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Cheer up this strike’n’ing Monday with good cheer at the Playpen lunch!


  For many of us, this will be the first working Monday since December 19th. Christmas and New Year holidays have immunised us against the Monday morning blues. So a return to work for Londoners that includes the ongoing disruption … Continue reading

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Aren’t we our century’s spoiled brats?


Another year,another sensational headline from your “pension puncturing” Daily Express. It’s not a new story, its facts are from the Pension Institute study published last year. So long as interest rates remain low, pension liabilities will be inflated and pension … Continue reading

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“Innovation – what innovation?” – Pension PlayPen confounded by DC investments


The 50th London Pension PlayPen lunch took place as ever at the Counting House (attendees listed below). At the opening show of hand six of us could see no great innovation happening in UK DC and three saw “potential” or … Continue reading

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Don’t put your swaptions on the stage Mrs Redington!


This post has been prompted by the very progressive @redingtontweets feed which recently asked it’s excited readership (Well me!) Would you be interested in a lower return on your #DC#pension in exchange for a perpetual floor of 80% of your #asset value? … Continue reading

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Social entrepreneurs and pension leaders ; Robert and Dawid


Some talk about it, some tweet about it and some do it. Robert and Dawid, my friends who run Redington and Mallowstreet do all three! It’s one thing to muse on instigating best practice into pension scheme management, it’s another to … Continue reading

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Jimmy there’s still so much to be done


Harnessing the power of fun to get things done.

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