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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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Scottish Widows IGC report – a most interesting read.

The Scottish Widows 2019 IGC report has been published and is available here In the past few years, Scottish Widows has moved from a quiet backwater in the tidal flow of Lloyds Banking Group to very much centre stream. I … Continue reading

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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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