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The money behind annuities “matters” too!

We tend to forget that a very large amount of the money yet to be paid as pensions , is backed by funds held by insurers and that money is invested, not just in gilts but in a wide variety … Continue reading

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Scottish Widows – has that cape just gone green?

Closing the ‘green pensions gap’ – it sure looks like it Making the Widow’s money matter , Maria Nazarova-Doyle and team have sent out a clear signal that they and parent company Lloyds Banking Group, mean business to avert  climate … Continue reading

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From Lloyds Bank to Cushon – same message -page- blog!

This morning I wrote about how a UK start-up has been able to bootstrap itself into offering the world’s first carbon neutral pension through the passion, conviction and vision of its founder – Ben Pollard. But it’s not just the … Continue reading

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How Scottish Widows is moving the dial on climate change

More details are emerging on how  Scottish Widows are helping to de-risk client portfolios of  ESG risks. The implication is that State Street needed client pressure to make the move and this was given credence by David Lee, a former … Continue reading

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David Butcher – “silver drummer” and man of the hour.

    It is extremely important that we hear more from David Butcher. The good news is that he is now at Scottish Widows and on both its IGC Committee and Master Trust Board. Stephanie Hawthorne has drawn an accurate … Continue reading

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Pension Plowman’s guide to 2020 IGC reports

This is a big year for IGCs. It is their fifth birthday, it’s the year when the FCA reviews their effectiveness and it’s the year of the pandemic, where providers and savers will be under maximum strain. Most of the … Continue reading

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Precisely right – Scottish Widow’s IGC

Mark Stewart has issues his first Statement , having taken over as Chair of the Scottish Widows IGC. You can read it here. It is brief , accurate and it has a distinct tone which I like. The contents page … Continue reading

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Member support: beyond the trustee’s pay-grade?

Since publishing this article , LGIM has made a statement on the closure of the L&G helplines – you can read the statement here The Pensions Regulator and the FCA have delivered guidance on how those with charge of other … Continue reading

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Pension Gender Gap; let’s change unfairness – not inequality.

Scottish Widows defines “The gender pension gap” as the difference between the average female and male’s savings for retirement. That’s an insurer’s way of looking at pensions. I suspect that most people at retirement see retirement in terms of savings, … Continue reading

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Getting Smarter about how we retire

  #SmartSnap 2 is here: Smart Retire In this video, we share a sneak peek of Smart Retire – our unique “to and through retirement” master trust solution – coming this year to Smart Pension. pic.twitter.com/14JKPvjUkq — Smart Pension (@smartpensionuk) … Continue reading

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