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Austerity, ageing and the financialisation of pensions policy in the UK

Journal article published in British Politics.

This article offers a detailed analysis of the recent history of pensions policy in the United Kingdom, culminating in two apparent ‘revolutions’ in policy now underway: the introduction of ‘automatic enrolment’ into private pensions, and proposals for a new ‘single-tier’ state pension. 162 more words


Is there a place for digital advice in pensions?

I spoke yesterday at the Pershing Conference in Westminster. My pal David Calfo who is managing many of the seismic changes at the University Superanuaition Scheme  spoke with me and the session was chaired by Pershing’s Gerard Wellesley. 564 more words


10 reasons why I'm proud to work for @firstactuarial

  1. We have our Conference at the brand new Centre Parks at Woburn (KPMG hire the O2)
  2. Our clients don’t pay to hire the O2
  3. We don’t do fiduciary management…
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Twenty-somethings should consider their 'defined ambitions'

I had a day of meetings in London last week, though before heading home managed to carve out some time with my daughter who has worked there for the last couple of years. 668 more words


"I don't need a new house - I need an extension!"

I have sympathy with the pension managers of large employers who are being expected to adopt the pension reforms. It is not their job to make Government policies work, rather it is Government’s job to make pensions work- especially for employers who are expected to stump up the money to manage and run staff schemes. 728 more words


Schwartz: Islanders Bidding Final Farewell To The Fisherman

By Peter Schwartz
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As the Islanders celebrate their final season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the organization is trying to cram 43 years of history into one commemorative campaign. 1,248 more words


Warmer Homes for the elderly, according to the government

The government has announced that more than 2 million people in the UK will receive payment under the Warm Home Discount scheme which has now entered its fourth year. 238 more words