Tag Archives: Retirement

Eversheds swings behind retail CDC

    Michael Jones is a Pensions Partner at Sutherlands Eversheds. Yesterday he published on linked in an article first published in Professional Pensions: CDC in decumulation – five key strategic areas for focus (professionalpensions.com) The importance of one of … Continue reading

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HSBC tells us the problem – CDC gives us the solution.

  The HSBC master trust has teemed up with Andrew Clare of Bayes Business School and Hymans Robertson to produce a report that tells us we currently have no good way of turning the pots we build up through auto-enrolment … Continue reading

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Corporate Adviser lifts the lid on the “at retirement” toilet .

If you thought that the FCA’s Retirement Income Study painted a messy picture of how we are turning pots into pensions, then take a look at Corporate Adviser’s Workplace Pensions Into Retirement Report. The FCA report on a relatively orderly … Continue reading

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Boomers – confused! Does my generation get “retirement”?

Dunstan Thomas has published a consumer study that tells me what I knew from personal experience, that my generation – “the boomers”, don’t know much about retiring or retirement.  Here is how it announces itself. Exploring Baby Boomers’ Lengthening Journeys … Continue reading

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Pensioner poverty should be as hot a topic as the weather!

    This morning – 25 people are going to wake up and decide whether to go into Central London to attend a meeting on the impact of the cost of living on pensioner poverty. I hope that the majority … Continue reading

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Pension Bee and the transfer Kerfuffle. Have your say 10.30 Tuesday.

Last week wasn’t just about politics. One of the last tweets Guy Opperman issued in his first term as Pensions Minister was in support of pot to pot transfers , following Pension Bee’s now notorious letter of complaint. Pleased that … Continue reading

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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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