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Can your SIPP investment make an impact? Pension Bee says it can.

Like many people , I want my money to make a difference – I want to make it matter. But until recently I had only the vaguest idea of how I could make that happen. I am now able to … Continue reading

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Why is ESG excluded from the VFM Framework?

  The Government’s new Value for Money Framework is aimed at helping trustees, employers and savers make good choices about their DC plans. We have assumed that one of the choices good citizens should be making, is around the way … Continue reading

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PPI celebrates 20th birthday with its UK Pensions Policy framework!

It’s the Pension Policy Institute’s’s 20th birthday this year and it has marked that achievement with the creation of a new pension framework.   They have published the slides of yesterday’s launch event. PPI the uk-pensions-framework-showcase-slides from Henry Tapper Here … Continue reading

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Living longer despite everything

  When I run around London, I often find myself passing the Covid wall and seeing each heart filled with the name of a loved one who has died in the current pandemic. The Covid memorial wall is perhaps unique. … Continue reading

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Changing the way our pensions work

I expect that those few remaining trustees and members of IGCs and GAAs who are in denial of the value of ESG, will – in the face of the forthcoming Act and the detail within the consultation, step down. Continue reading

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Will COVID promote ESG or destroy it?

This time last year I was talking with BNY Mellon about using AgeWage as an ESG platform to help investors vote their shares. It’s not we decided to do (though there is one Fintech that’s taken up the challenge). The … Continue reading

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Extinction , Boredom or Symposium?

Frivolity of fidelity, mindless or mindful – which will it be? I am faced this morning with stark choice. Do I cycle on the north side of the river to join responsible asset owners and Adrienne Lawlor working out how … Continue reading

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“How can I have my money back” – the question pension savers dare not ask!

Here is the first page of the two page illustration suggested by Ruston Smith and Quietroom. I will say again that I am impressed that Ruston Smith and Quietroom have got consensus from a variety of regulators to get their … Continue reading

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More FAKE NEWS on pension deficits #FABI

The Government’s just published its green paper ‘Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes’. It’s already generated knee-jerk headlines claiming 11m employees could see their pensions cut. The green paper refers to “under-funded schemes” and “stressed employers”, but can’t … Continue reading

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A business-friendly Pension Green Paper

I went to a  talk yesterday  from the CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn. It was a lot more optimistic on business prospects than I’d expected (having heard her gnashing her teeth following the referendum). To be fair, she was saying then that … Continue reading

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