Tag Archives: Retirement

FAKE NEWS – eroding the credibility of pensions.


“Yesterday I ran a blog complaining not about fake news but about misinformation accompanying the news. MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame! The news Momentum has is that the vast majority of people over 55 still don’t know when … Continue reading

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MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame!


The press release demonstrating how ignorant the public are about their retirement income is an instant crowd pleaser, guaranteed to get a place on the website of our trade press. Here’s an example. Same story, slightly different headlines. Here’s the text … Continue reading

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Thanks – it’s a delight to do business with you!


    It’s a real delight speaking to micro businesses about pensions. You might think a simple question like “which one do you think is best?” would become boring, now we’re closing in on 5000 employers who’ve asked us it. … Continue reading

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My hour with Pension Wise (5 myths dispelled)


Pension Wise is in the news today as it is likely to form part of a new (yet to be named) single advisory organisation covering debt and pensions.  At a time of uncertainty, I can add some certainty, the Pension … Continue reading

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Getting “generation rent” to save for later.


Matthew Vincent has some fun in the FT at the expense of the chin hairs, the Digital Garages and the “app’ll fix it” culture among pension strategists. You can read the fun here https://www.ft.com/content/2926e0ae-86ee-11e6-bcfc-debbef66f80e . (provided you’ve got your FT subs to … Continue reading

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GAD shows you can’t take “company” out of “company pensions” #TATA


So the mysterious volte face by the Government over the Tata Steel pensions rescue package is a mystery no more. The FT, led by super-snooper Jo Cumbo have unearthed the GAD submission to the DWP consultation on solutions to the … Continue reading

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An algorithm cannot lie


  An algorithm cannot lie; it will tell you what you set it to tell you with the data you fed it. It has no choice, it is entirely deterministic;- and yet algorithms can help you lie. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Too Expensive to Keep? Is it time to break our promises to the baby boomers?


In a stunning lecture delivered without notes to a “senior” audience at the Oxford and Cambridge Club last night, Paul Johnson helped us ask these questions of ourselves. For his audience was by and large – precisely the entitled class … Continue reading

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My pension fund manager – reassuringly boring.


I’ve worked out what I want from the person who runs my pension fund – I want them to be busy doing nothing. That’s more or less what Martin Dietz is doing running the Legal and General Multi-Asset Fund which … Continue reading

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Pension fury from Paul Lewis


It’s worth subscribing to Paul Lewis’ weekly Moneybox blog, delivered to your inbox on a Friday afternoon. This week’s mail addresses a central unfairness; those laying down the law on pensions are sorted , those they tell to “engage” –  face  “glacial”  innovation from … Continue reading

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