Tag Archives: workplace Pensions

Whatever happened to the Standard Life?

Life insurance companies are not in favour and haven’t been for some time. The consolidation of the sector around a few financial behemoths L&G, Aviva,  Royal London , Prudential , Quilter , Aegon , Just and LV= leaves no trace … Continue reading

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TPR busts Audax and its trustee – slow but sure turn the wheels of justice!

Over four and a half years after I smelled a pension rat, I am pleased to see that the Pensions Regulator has issued a determination that puts an end to the dodgy practices surrounding the Audax Pension Scheme.  I blew … Continue reading

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Why I’m changing my mind about NEST

Nest nudge pension freedoms to one side https://t.co/QTwvZDVnKt via @henryhtapper – we don’t have a NEST equivalent in Australia – and it’s starting to look like a significant oversight in the evolution of our #superannuation system. @NESTInsight — Jeremy Cooper … Continue reading

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The risks “private funds” pose to UK’s workplace pensions.

The publication of a document form the American Securities and Exchange Commission into the activities of private equity and hedge funds (private funds)  came two days before the DWP called for evidence on the AE charge cap. You can read … Continue reading

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The FCA promote a secondary market in workplace pensions

It’s an obscure section of a paper that will probably be read by a relatively few people expert in pensions. If I hadn’t published it this morning it might have been overlooked as it is buried deep in the cost … Continue reading

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A whole new can of “defaults”

The Pension Regulator’s found a new can of worms to open. This time it relates to a very local problem but creates some difficulties for those running and governing DC pensions. As the vast majority of money going into DC … Continue reading

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“The way we were” – DWP AE Evaluation

In normal times, the publication of a major Government review of auto-enrolment would be newsworthy. Apart from a series of mentions by Jo Cumbo, I have seen no publicity for it – from the DWP or their press office or … Continue reading

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Judging your workplace pension (by saver outcomes)

Defaqto has produced an important piece of work for financial advisers wanting to help employers get to know their workplace pension. You can access it via this link (there is a little signing up to do to get there) As … Continue reading

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Pension Plowman’s guide to 2020 IGC reports

This is a big year for IGCs. It is their fifth birthday, it’s the year when the FCA reviews their effectiveness and it’s the year of the pandemic, where providers and savers will be under maximum strain. Most of the … Continue reading

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Is Fidelity’s IGC papering over the cracks?

Kim Nash and Anna Bradley are the only female IGC Chairs.  Kim’s not only IGC chair at Fidelity, she’s chair of the master trust. She’s not only chair of the Fidelity master trust , but chair of the Scottish Widows … Continue reading

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