Tag Archives: TPR

The Regulator’s not for turning; in conversation with David Fairs,

  David Fairs and I were born within a couple of months and have both spent our careers in pensions. We enjoy each other’s company so when David suggested that we spent the last 90 minutes of the business week … Continue reading

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Are our pension schemes the treasury’s piggy bank?

Yesterday I published a series of tweets from Jo Cumbo on the difficulties the Pensions Regulator would have balancing the interests of members and sponsors with the interests of Rishi Sunak in getting schemes to invest in the nation’s infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Cumbo asks “can pension schemes invest for social good and keep TPR happy?”

  Rishi Sunak is keen to see pension schemes invest to get Britain to its climate change commitments. This week the Treasury set out its financial services policy  which ended with a promise to encourage investment in long-term illiquid assets, … Continue reading

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Bob Compton speaks out on Pension Funding

Bob Compton  MD of Arc Benefits is  quietly spoken  but an acute listener. He wrote to me yesterday this mail which provides a fascinating insight into the debate over how we fund our open and closed DB schemes and the … Continue reading

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CDC through but Nov 5th may see fireworks for Pension Schemes Bill

CDC sails through Today the Pension Schemes Bill will continue its reading in committee stage in the House of Commons. In sharp contrast to  by its last outing in the Lords, we saw no fireworks- and certainly not the conflagration … Continue reading

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Are John and Norma right – are we facing the end of mass-retirement?

@JosephineCumbo could you pls explain why “open” DB schemes are less risky than closed schemes, and should therefore be subject to weaker funding requirements? “Josephine Cumbo: Open and closed case @@corpadviser https://t.co/u3loRiZxB6 — John Ralfe (@JohnRalfe1) October 30, 2020 The … Continue reading

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Who pays for us doing nothing? Pension schemes and the poor!

Crikey, that’s some chart. But, what does it mean for future of credit etc? 1. Those who are attractive to lend to don’t need or want credit 2. Those who need credit most are not attractive to lend to. This … Continue reading

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Has tPR just signed its own death warrant?

Today we are launching a discussion on our 15-year corporate strategy to protect the future financial wellbeing of savers. https://t.co/Cg1e3Ek6Eg #pensions pic.twitter.com/bBd9n4Eock — ThePensionsRegulator (@TPRgovuk) October 16, 2020 Note to regulator; you do not decide the news agenda, that is … Continue reading

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TPR’s funding dilemma increases

  In an article in FTfm this morning , Guillaume Prache, MD of Better Finance (a EU wide organisation representing savers) claims that EU Governments have deliberately chosen to sacrifice the financial security of pension savers in favour of artificial … Continue reading

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Association of Pension Lawyers dubious about tPR’s DB funding code

      Editor’s note Apologies to the APL and to readers for the poor reproduction of Rosalind Connor’s letter. This is due to the shortcomings of my PDF reading rather than a failure of the APL to correctly format … Continue reading

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