Tag Archives: Scottish Widows

Evidence of how the DC workplace market is changing (in the right direction)

My post yesterday pointed to the mixed messages I was picking up from regulators. government and trustees with regards the investment in illiquids. Today I am a lot less confused thanks to contributions from tPR (David Fairs’ blog can be … Continue reading

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Multi-jobbers Mini-pensions

Scottish Widows are calling for the  £10,000 earnings threshold before someone’s automatically  placed in a workplace pension should be scrapped. If you’re job pays less than £10k pa, you have to opt-in to a workplace pension and multi-jobbers miss out … Continue reading

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Choosing to challenge male solutions to retirement planning

  Many women are brilliant with money, most household budgets are managed by women and women are better risk-takers, rarely exposing themselves to the kind of catastrophic breakdowns in personal finance that are such a curse on us men. These … Continue reading

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What can men do on International Women’s Day?

I’m challenged by it being International Women’s Day today. What can I do? Firstly I can promote the inequality between men and women’s pensions via Scottish Widows who are prompting us with a simple question – how can we fix … Continue reading

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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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