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Are you getting pension consultation fatigue?

It looks like plenty of us are As well as being year 2 of the pandemic, 2021 continues to be the year of the pensions consultation #ConsultationFatigue https://t.co/ZKN0luwqLo — Tess Page (@Tess_invests) September 16, 2021 While #ConsultationFatigue isn’t trending, conversations … Continue reading

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The 2021 IGC reports – links, reviews and ratings

I’ve completed my review of the 2020 IGCs and GAAs – 15 reviews of the reports I know of. It you run an IGC or GAA that I’ve missed, please send me your report. I doubt many IGCs have met … Continue reading

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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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