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Workplace Pensioners cannot afford private equity’s current fee scales

The investment of our workplace pensions is quite literally “front page news” as Jo Cumbo is keen to point out. Scoop: Pension savers risk fee rises as Sunak seeks billions for ‘levelling up’ agenda. https://t.co/B4FpR0Vg5O — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October … Continue reading

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Has Nest detonated an investment big bang?

The Financial Times reports;- Nest, one of the UK’s largest workplace pension schemes, has announced a £1.5bn private equity spending spree in the biggest move by a British retirement scheme into the asset class. The £20bn state-backed pension fund with … Continue reading

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Are our workplace pensions doing any good?

  Employers choose a DC pension for their staff for different reasons. During the staging of auto-enrolment, the capacity of the provider to manage compliance with regulations was a key criterion for medium sized employers; the capacity to set a … Continue reading

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AgeWage launches a free service to benchmark DC workplace pensions

This is an offer to the trustees and participating employers of the UK’s workplace pensions , inviting you to be part of the AgeWage benchmarking service. The service allows your scheme to compare itself to others, so that you can … Continue reading

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Why our pensions need a benchmark of everyone!

This post’s about getting people engaged with their pensions. It is quite technical but I’ve tried to keep it in a language that keeps you interested. I am a firm believer that people will be interested in pensions if you … Continue reading

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Will our pensions reform private equity or become its victim?

Peter Harrison, Schroder’s CEO is making some important comments about investing in the stock market.  “Ultimately, we’ve got to grow the wealth of our customers. The move towards private assets is a reflection of the fact that that’s where the … Continue reading

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All to play for as pensions compete for our custom.

  We have known for two decades that most employers no longer want to support defined benefit schemes. They see such support as a blank cheque book for the Pensions Regulator who extracts ever higher deficit contributions to meet ever … Continue reading

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How can employers choose workplace pensions and promote Money Helper?

TPR and FCA’s call for input on  the pensions consumer journey goes a little off road in it’s eighth  section when it moves on to product decision making and specifically the choices employers make about the workplace pensions for their … Continue reading

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Govt. data shows the dynamism of Defined Contribution workplace pensions

In the past two weeks, we have had two government reports on the shape of the UK funded pension market. The first – the Office of National Statistics report presents a snapshot of the entire DB/DC market last summer. It … Continue reading

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Why should we want to incur high fees on our pension pots?

“Incurrence” is a bizarre word. It is mostly used in the investment markets and typically in relation to debt. It is used by the Pensions Minister in announcing the draft regulations that will enable DC schemes to voluntarily incur fees … Continue reading

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