Tag Archives: Towers Watson

Towers Watson’s mansion on the hill.

It’s good to see Pension Minister Ros Altmann paying some attention to the pension small schemes sign up to as part of staging auto-enrolment. Corporate Adviser run the article, the link’s here. Of course Ros is thinking about the 1,200,000 … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Honest research from Towers Watson on employer attitudes to workplace pensions

I have a lot of respect for Towers Watson. They may be big but they have kept their integrity through their expansion and the people who work for them demonstrate a focus on their customers and an intellectual integrity that … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment, Payroll, pension playpen, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waiting for Dunkirk ; The Pensions and Benefits show #pb13.

We’ve seen the early skirmishes which have been won by large employers throwing money at the problem but our Dunkirk has yet to come Continue reading

Posted in pension playpen, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Risk-sharing starts with cost-sharing

This lunchtime we will be debating pension charges at the Pension Play Pen lunch (50 Cornhill). This blog may help in organising my thinking and perhaps your thinking too! The terms of the debate about the charges cap that the … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, auto-enrolment, dc pensions, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The problem with actuaries

The closest most actuaries get to the beneficiaries of pensions is behind a one way mirror watching a focus group arranged by a marketing company. Continue reading

Posted in actuaries, Australia, auto-enrolment, Financial Education, First Actuarial, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

10 infrastucture opportunities pension funds cannot ignore!

The Government has announced that it wants UK pension funds to invest in UK infrastructure. This week we saw a slice of Thames Water purchased by the Chinese. I live on the Thames and as dawn rises this morning I’m on “Junk Alert” on “the partially yellow river”. Continue reading

Posted in annuity, Bankers, Church of England, corporate governance, dc pensions, de-risking, religion, Retirement, social media, Treasury, Twickenham, twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment