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Sier and Agethangelou kick off Government pension transparency inquiry


Chris Sier (left) and Andy Agethangelou (right) are due to kick off the Work and Pensions Select Committee costs  transparency inquiry – giving oral evidence on 5th September. It’s fitting that the two will appear together, Chris Sier did a great … Continue reading

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“Investment advisory fees up 14%” -why?


  Can someone explain what is meant by an investment advisory fee in this context? The report appears in Financial Planning Today which describes itself as the daily news website for Financial Planners, Paraplanners and Wealth Managers. The article doesn’t mention … Continue reading

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Britain leading the way (at last)


The balance of regulatory geo-politics has changed (did I really write that!) I guess most baby boomers like me grew up thinking that (at least in matters financial), Britain could look to America for progressive policy and practice. This is no … Continue reading

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PENSIONS TRANSPARENCY REACHES PARLIAMENT


Lux in tenebris   The roof leaks, the walls are crumbling but the House of Commons is still the seat of British Government. Andy Agethangelou has used the momentum he and his team have built up to set up a Transparency … Continue reading

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Con Keating on the Investment Association, Transparency and the Overton Window


Regular readers will be aware of my views on independent oversight of fund costs and charges. To me it’s critical to a reliable measure for Value for Money; without knowing we are getting value for money, how can we have … Continue reading

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What kind of transparency would that be- Sir?


This from the BBC MPs on the Energy Committee have written to the new business secretary to demand no change to the current rules on price comparison websites. As part of its recent report on the energy market, the Competition … Continue reading

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Tactical transparency from the Investment Association


  Professional Pensions reports that the Investment Association (IA) have appointed senior pension figures to advise the it on a new disclosure code for investment costs. Helen Morrisey, the paper’s editor is optimistic I’m sure the process will be challenging but … Continue reading

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Will the transparency Zeitgeist pervade the FCA?


The Financial Times is reporting that the Association of Member Nominated  Trustees are ready to exercise muscle to get to the bottom of what we are paying for charges. This is really good news ; but before we get too … Continue reading

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IGCs and the Transparency Task Force


This is an article that will appear in the Transparency Times, Andy Agethangelou’s online paper  that will appear later this month. I am a big fan of the Tranparency TaskForce and also the publishing venture! If you aren’t a part of … Continue reading

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Chris Hitchen’s plea to the FCA on transparency.


It’s good that the PLSA have published the speeches at its investment conference on youtube. Here is a debate started by a speech from Tracey McDermott of the FCA that generates some really useful discussion  on “where the market is … Continue reading

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