Tag Archives: Schroders

Happy being part of the crowd!

Robin Powell – the evidence based investor – has produced a very simple explanation of why the valuations of stocks are 90% right. You can read it here. It’s based on the ask the audience responses to who want to … Continue reading

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Pensions; holy grail or wholly fail?

The least we can do is to try and make life a little easier for them, than it has been for us! Continue reading

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Pensions Rocked again

Five great bands A full house A proper bunch of judges A fabulous back up team! It’s easy to think Pension Rocks just happens. Last Thursday’s final was so relaxed, well-organised and so darned good that it’s easy to forget what an amazing … Continue reading

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Self-serving nonsense from the City on LDI DC pensions

Apparently what the City would like to serve up to us to sort out our woeful DC pensions is a wonder drug called LDI. I read “with interest” that More than half of the pensions industry feels that the liability-driven investment techniques … Continue reading

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Beyond belief – investment philospohies in the DC world

Investment Philosophies are what Asset Managers use to justify fees- Investment Beliefs are how trustees justify paying them. Continue reading

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DC- where it all went wrong for the fund managers

No- not a 10.000 word dissertation – this is a quick romp through the past ten years of DC provision in the UK which concludes with a few words on where we are today.

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