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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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The SJP’s GAA report comes up short

  This is how the SJP Governance Advisory Arrangement measures the value for money offered by SJP’s workplace pension schemes. Behind this analysis is a statement from the GAA Chair The GAA believes that value for money is subjective and … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop sneering at St. James’s Place

St. James’s Place released their half yearly results yesterday and the market responded by marking up their shares 5%. The results told us that SJP had added nearly £10bn to funds under management and that operating profit had shot up. … Continue reading

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The proof of SJP’s self-confidence is in customer outcomes.

My friend Robin Powell who speaks for the evidence based investor has republished my comments on SJP’s Value Assessment (it’s nice to see my words properly set). I agree with Robin’s title, WHY SJP’S LATEST VALUE ASSESSMENT STILL DOESN’T CUT … Continue reading

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SJP talk to their happy customers – should they talk to us all?

The value assessment process was introduced to make it easier for investors to understand what they’re getting in exchange for the fees they pay. So, we’ve taken care to outline the full range of services that you receive from us: … Continue reading

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FCA unveil a horror-show from 17 fund managers

  It is hard to read the FCA’s verdict on the first round of Value Assessments from fund managers without getting very angry. The list of crimes against the consumer is long and unremitting. While clearly there were some Assessments … Continue reading

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THE INHERITANCE CHALLENGE FACING WOMEN IN THE ‘SANDWICH GENERATION’

This piece has been written by my friend Una King who I first met when she was finance director of Cincom. In the early days of the Pension PlayPen, Una could be relied on to organise and orchestrate great days … Continue reading

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Should the tax-payer subsidise the cost of vertically integrated advice?

  The cost of pensions tax-relief is likely to be a burning issue in the months ahead. The tax-payer is supposed to incentivise good behavior. Pre-funding retirement income leads to self-sufficiency and independence on younger generations in later life. That’s … 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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5 good reasons we have SJP

As readers of the Times know,  James Coney has been exposing St James’s Place as a high pressure sales outfit that rewards its “advisers” with diamond cufflinks, overseas conventions and a lot of money for bringing client’s money under SJP … Continue reading

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