Tag Archives: Transparency

All party parliamentary group on pension scams takes shape

      Well done Andy Agethangelou and the Transparency Task Force for establishing an APPG to deal with pension scams. At a time when personal and financial vulnerability is high, attention to the threats to our pensions is welcome. … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking someone else’s numbers for it. The shortcomings of AoVs.

  I suffer from pension dreams, these wake me up at odd hours of the morning with questions that I cannot answer. This morning’s question was put to me by someone who bought a pension savings plan from me when … Continue reading

Posted in actuaries, advice gap, age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in advice gap, age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in pensions, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in dc pensions, ESG, pensions, trustee | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in advice gap, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in alvin hall, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment