Tag Archives: Retirement

Dashboards will test quality of service – and value for members.

Thanks Paul McGlone for reminding the good people of Linked-in that “dashboard denial” is futile. He ends a pithy argument with an admission that while dashboards are coming , we don’t know quite when. Of course, none of that is … Continue reading

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Is “drawdown” a viable pension option for Nest’s pensioners?

In my opinion , the answer to that question is no. It is a “no for the USA, for Australia, for the UK and it is a “no” for five reasons To achieve a sustainable advantage over a guaranteed pension … Continue reading

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How do master trusts add value for members at retirement?

I shouldn’t be surprised to report on a consultancy looking at how member outcomes could be improved by picking the right workplace pension. But I am. This morning at 11 am, Hymans Robertson are kicking off another round of webinars … Continue reading

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A way to manage pension freedom – from a land down under.

FCA and TPR. Please read below a post from an Australian actuary called Jim Hennington. It describes the regulatory requirements placed on providers of retirement income in Australia. I have only inserted links, to help readers not familiar with terms … Continue reading

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RPI v CPI – the evidence so far; (Jon&Con)

  This article is from Jon Spain and Con Keating, intellectual powerhouses of this blog. It asks us took again at the relationship between RPI and CPI Financial services professionals commonly state that, over the long term, RPI increases will … Continue reading

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The great resignation – from privilege or pestilence?

Earlier in the year I wrote a number of blogs about the 550,000 or so older workers who’d disappeared from the UK labour force over the time of the pandemic. Not much was then known about them except they weren’t … Continue reading

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CDC – time to ask the audience?

  When you bring a new product to market, you first test whether there is a gap into which it can fit. If nothing else, the FCA’s Retirement Income Study is showing that there is space in the market for … Continue reading

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2022 action plan for pensions

2022 has dawned rosy! There is optimism that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Cases are at an all time high but we are building immunity through vaccinations Though many will find it harder to save as real … Continue reading

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Are we defaulting people into retirement heaven or retirement hell?

Two tweets dominated my social media yesterday. The first was from Alistair McQueen  which drew excited comment for suggesting that we had lost the link between retirement and pension. No one is suggesting that you should, Henry, or that people … Continue reading

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300 new tickets issued for Friday’s VFM conference – register here.

We have been able to increase our Zoom capacity from 200 to 500, to allow a much wider audience. Following the publication of their findings on what members of workplace pensions want to know, Ruston Smith and Janette Weir will … Continue reading

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