Tag Archives: Value for Money

Where next for “value for money”?


  Value for Money is the holy grail for the fiduciaries of workplace pensions. In this article I outline how the providers of workplace pensions are going about establishing value for money and looking at ways to improve things in … Continue reading

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Over-consulting ; not a victimless crime!


I was “distressed” to read of a new way of extracting fees from the sponsors of DC pensions, the value for money review/assessment. http://tinyurl.com/ju4ppnp Ok – I wasn’t distressed – I was cross! Value for Money is not as complicated … Continue reading

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Transaction costs- what Pension PlayPen has to say to the FCA


The FCA’s consultation paper on Transaction Costs and Charges is important and timely. It enables those who are governing our workplace pensions to do their job and makes sure that those who invest our money- do their’s. Here’s the response … Continue reading

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Pensions and the Media


We like to think that the media works well with the pension industry, but it’s a relationship based on our money, not on mutual respect. In this article I look at how the media really view pensions, concluding we have … Continue reading

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Strong on “money”- weak on “value”; the FCA and asset management.


if we believe that asset managers can materially improve the markets whose assets they manage, we need to understand how. Continue reading

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“Cash for kite marks?”- we should stick to “value for money”.


  At the end of the Pension Minister’s rambling confession at the PLSA’s conference yesterday , he was called to dish out awards to the three occupational scheme which had got the PLSA’s new “Retirement Quality Mark”. The three were … Continue reading

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Till we know the “money” – shut up about “value”.


  I had a number of meeting yesterday culminating in an afternoon spent with members of the Transparency Task Force (TTF), with the FCA and with certain interested observers. I can report the meeting happened and what was said but … Continue reading

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No value without trust- PPI on “value for money”


Yesterday , the Pensions Policy Institute  delivered its “Value for money in DC workplace pensions” paper. The report can be read or downloaded from this link The central thrust of which was that “value ” was undervalued and too much … Continue reading

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Value for money from investment consultants


In this article I’m proposing that investment consultants are subject to the same degree of scrutiny as the other service suppliers to trustees. Investment consultants should be subject to a Value for Money assessment). This morning I will be hearing … Continue reading

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Leicester City – a parable


champione***champione*** champione***champione***champione   The whole nation knows the value of winning the Premier League to Leicester City. The value of Leicester winning it is greatest just before it’s won. This blog was published the morning of the day when Leicester became Premier … Continue reading

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