Tag Archives: WTW

“We have a financial literacy problem, not a product scarcity problem!”.

This article is about what we can learn from Australia about “choice architecture” and how we can avoid leaving the important policy decisions too late, as I believe the Australians have done. As she learns the ropes, I hope that … Continue reading

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Why the time for a new type of pension is NOW!

Tomorrow (Tuesday 15th) I will be talking with Simon Eagle of Willis Towers Watson on what a new pension based on CDC principles but open to anyone with a DC pot that can be drawn down. Go to http://www.pensionplaypen.com , … Continue reading

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Canada also moving from Scheme to Retail CDC plans.

I am hoping  that we can find ideas from abroad that can help us deliver what was discussed in last week’s retail CDC debate, namely a simple product that provides more income and doesn’t run out before we do. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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WTW take on the nastiest hardest problem in finance – treading the pension pathway.

Some years back, Con Keating failed to convince a similar audience at a similar event about the merits of a CDC scheme as an alternative way to provide a pension. Only 8% of the audience said they’d want to be … Continue reading

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John Ralfe turns up to the wrong debate.

The Corporate Adviser master trust conference was a success. I will return to sessions earlier in the day but this blog is about a debate between John Ralfe, an opponent of CDC and Simon Eagle who champions CDC both inside … Continue reading

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Via Nova challenges Origo’s PE backed monopoly.

Origo – a monopoly in the making I have for five years been writing about the pernicious impact of a potential monopoly created by Origo in the transaction of pension transfers. I still worry. Origo was set up  in 1989 … Continue reading

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Why pension tax-relief isn’t about income tax anymore.

I thought I had a reasonably good understanding of “cost of pension tax relief” stats (despite HMT’s reluctance to fill in the gaps by answering FoI requests). But I was shocked by new (to me) information on how these are … Continue reading

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What is consolidation doing to DC contribution rates? WTW’s surprising results!

FTSE 350 Defined Contribution Pension Survey 2020 https://t.co/iD5kcNLMfR via @WTW_uk — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) July 13, 2021 The collapse in confidence among small pension schemes gathers pace as Corporate Adviser reports. Two-thirds of employers who currently run their own trust-based … Continue reading

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CDC – a new type of pension provision coming to the UK

On Wednesday (October 8th),  CDC will be debated in the house of commons and with a fair wind, legislation enabling employers and multi-employer master trusts to provide DB like benefits for defined contributions will be enacted  by the end of … Continue reading

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Putting “transfer” in employer’s heads

Since 2012, the industry has self regulated pension transfer exercises where employers offer staff a financial incentive, to quit good quality schemes. Industry leaders are now calling for the Govt to intervene after saying self-regulation is failing https://t.co/sSwvLQG94A — Josephine … Continue reading

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