Tag Archives: Transparency

Segregated mandates – a club for large pension schemes only

With a few exceptions, most pension schemes do not go overboard with the number of asset management products they use.   Having worked with some super-large, super-complex pooled schemes and fiduciary managers, I can understand at least one reason. Lots … Continue reading

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Not all asset managers are created equal

This is the second of ten articles written by Chris Sier which were originally published in Pension Expert. The original can be found here and is republished with the kind permission of the editor In the first piece of this … Continue reading

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Invest to change the world! #plsainvest20

  Investment has a PR problem. We do not aspire to be investors (no matter what Sid said). Indeed we (as in those who don’t normally go to investment conferences) think investment people arrogant, aloof and often downright crooked. A … Continue reading

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Investment; Nobody’s sharing your pain but you.

“Everyone wants to know you when the market’s rising, but when it falls, you’re on your own”. That’s the comment of one of my friends who’s been trying to talk with his wealth manager over the past week. Right….that’s it … Continue reading

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Mr Field – you want a common measure for value for money? I’ve got one!

In the Work and Pension Select Committee’s report on pension transparency, one demand has caught the imagination of the pension community You can read Kim Kaveh’s excellent article here. Professional Pensions ran the question on its Pension Buzz survey and … Continue reading

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Transparency bites the fund industry

From top to bottom of  financial intermediation cost disclosure is causing problems. UBS and Goldman Sachs have been fined eye-watering sums for failure to provide the right information for others to disclose to their clients. They are not alone. Those … Continue reading

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The sordid side of nudge.

Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality.   (TS Eliot – four quartets) There is a thin dividing line between nudge and dishonesty. Nudge  flirts with transparency but never consummates. We are nudging millions of … Continue reading

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Pensions “Shock and Awe”

Next week looks like being a big one for Pensions with the Pensions Minister summoning the dasboardistas to Westminster on Monday morning for the big reveal. This meeting is scheduled to last an hour and will mean I will be … Continue reading

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The Gravy train is still at the station!

This is a post from an asset manager. You cannot comment on the post as Muzinich has turned off the comments facility on Linked in. I am wondering what the “appropriate” response to the post is. Should it be Muzinich … Continue reading

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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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