Tag Archives: Scottish Widows

IGC Class of 2018 – the results are in – this is how your Chair Report stacks up.


    So  here are my ratings for the principal IGC reports that I can find. There may be more reports skulking out there and I’ll be adding them if they get reported to me! As you can see, they … Continue reading

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Laugh, cry, applaud! Zurich’s IGC report is flawed – but a “must read”


I don’t know whether to laugh, applaud or cry when reading Zurich IGC reports and Laurie Edmans’ third report is no exception. Laugh – because of Laurie’s brutal honesty But from the members’ perspective, it does not matter whether the … Continue reading

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Scottish Widows IGC – you can’t talk your way past Babloo


Scottish Widows have published their IGC report and it makes interesting reading. Babloo Ramamurthy, it’s chair, is a great believer in communication. You can tell by the number of instructions he gives to his provider to sort out its communications. In … Continue reading

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The Sun rescues readers from Benpal bedlam!


    We have JLT – Professional Pension’s “Administrator of the Year 2017” to thank for this headline. I can now reveal that the nonsense that inspired the Sun to question what was going on with the default investment fund … Continue reading

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Should Scottish Widows IGC do its PR?


  Reading the Scottish Widows IGC report, I felt a little uncomfortable; it wasn’t until I read Professional Pensions that I understood why. Professional Pensions is properly reporting the party line , the IGC… “is encouraged by the provider’s “progress” … Continue reading

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What’s the point of disclosure if it never gets seen?


Jo Cumbo has been writing some interesting pieces ( https://www.ft.com/content/787ad06e-7e7b-11e6-bc52-0c7211ef3198)  on how what we need to know about our retirement savings can be delivered to us as we want it. We get our shopping or our meals to our door if … Continue reading

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Pensions Awareness Day #PAD2016


  Yesterday was Pensions Awareness Day. The Pension Plowman apologises to the Pensions Geeks for not shouting about it on this blog yesterday but those at Friends of Auto Enrolment yesterday afternoon wore the badges, those at the Payroll World … Continue reading

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Wanted for listing – IGC/GAA Chair reports


Pension Plowman’s Directory At this week’s Stewardship meeting of the transparency task force, someone asked if there was a Directory of the IGC’s that have been published so far. There wasn’t until then, but I sent round the links of … Continue reading

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Scottish Widows IGC – papering over the cracks


Scottish Widows IGC Chairman’s report is out and if you are a member of a Scottish Widows workplace pension you shouldn’t feel comforted by the words of its Chair Babloo Ramamurthy Although the IGC has carefully scrutinised the various elements of … Continue reading

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Creative Pension Trust – we asked – we got!


Last week I asked whether anything was going on at Creative Pension Trust, following a rumour of a split with Scottish Widows. Well I asked and I got.. I got a joint statement from both parties (and a phone call … Continue reading

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