Tag Archives: SHPS

Why target date funds have been slow to catch on

with all the headwinds in the favour of TDFs and against Lifestyle it’s hard to see why insurers aren’t switching to TDFs Continue reading

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All that glitters does not lure – thoughts on DC default funds.

“I asked him, ‘My God, they’re purple and green. Do fish really take these lures?’And he said, ‘Mister, I don’t sell to fish.’ Continue reading

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Better-buying makes auto-enrolment work

The promise of “Wealth at work” has disguised the paucity of the pension outcomes when work finishes. Continue reading

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The Regulator’s right to be cautious about mastertrusts

Over the past two years we’ve seen a number of multi-employer occupational schemes spruced up for auto-enrolment. We’ve seen a number of insurers and asset managers set up as the providers of master trusts. We’ve had a few financial advisers … Continue reading

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Selling NEST and auto-enrolment to the pension weary

The issue of fatigue is high on my agenda this morning – especially Regulatory Fatigue. Yesterday the DWP published a host of documents that can be accessed through this link http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2011/workplace-pension-reform-2011.shtml It dots the “i”s and crosses the “t’s” on a … Continue reading

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