Tag Archives: TPR

TPR – publish your pension scheme register – or be damned!

Following yesterday’s blog moaning at the Pensions Regulator for not getting its act together and publish a register of scheme URLs I have been informed of regulations changes that have the potential  to make this happen.  DWP’s climate governance regulations … Continue reading

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Five bad reasons for running your own workplace pension.

The Government has made it’s agenda plain. Small (that is sub £100m) occupational DC schemes do not offer the governance, do not have the capacity to diversify into private markets and offer poor value to members , relative to larger … Continue reading

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Evidence of how the DC workplace market is changing (in the right direction)

My post yesterday pointed to the mixed messages I was picking up from regulators. government and trustees with regards the investment in illiquids. Today I am a lot less confused thanks to contributions from tPR (David Fairs’ blog can be … Continue reading

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Private markets – pension’s friend or foe?

Two articles appeared in the FT over the bank holiday weekend that show just how fractured pension investment strategy over private markets is becoming.   In the one, David Fairs, the Pension Regulator’s policy Director expresses concern that small defined … Continue reading

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How can the FCA and tPR work better together?

This is the final blog relaying my response to tRP’s and the FCA’s call for input on how standardizing the pensions consumer journey can help them improve things for the beleaguered saver. The FCA and TPR have enjoyed an uneasy … Continue reading

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How can employers choose workplace pensions and promote Money Helper?

TPR and FCA’s call for input on  the pensions consumer journey goes a little off road in it’s eighth  section when it moves on to product decision making and specifically the choices employers make about the workplace pensions for their … Continue reading

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How can regulators facilitate innovation?

This is the seventh of a series of ten blogs giving my response to the FCA and TPR’s call for input on the pensions consumer journey. In the previous blog in this series, I pointed to the differences between people’s … Continue reading

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Why do people harm their retirement prospects?

I am running a series of blogs in response to the Pension Regulator and FCA’s call for input (CFI) on the pensions consumer journey. The consumer is you and me and the journey takes us from the start of our … Continue reading

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Pension self-harming.

This is the second of a series of blogs on the pensions consumer journey which together form my response to the FCA/TPR call for input on a standard way of looking at pensions. In this blog I look at the … Continue reading

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TPR/FCA and Government – shining light on value for money

TPR’s Corporate Plan  for the next three years is for the most part solid and uncontroversial. Where it extends beyond the 2020 plan is in a long section on value for money which I have quoted in full below. The … Continue reading

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