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Labour is right to threaten a cap on drawdown fees

Professional Pensions | 26 Nov 2014 | 16:03 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Henry Tapper says caps are unpalatable but necessary if the industry won't sort itself out

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Power to the Pensions Commission

Jack Jones says a commission would improve policy but not fire voters' imaginations.

Professional Pensions | 26 Nov 2014 | 13:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Are AGMs the solution to poor engagement?

Stephanie Baxter asks if member meetings would help, or if there are better ways to improve engagement.

Professional Pensions | 25 Nov 2014 | 13:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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BIS is not helping to promote long-term investing

Con Keating says government attempts to promote shareholder engagement are pointless and will increase costs.

Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 12:30 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: What’s the point of the DC trustee?

Henry Tapper explains why he is starting to question the role of DC trustees and wonders if the job should be done by professionals.

Professional Pensions | 19 Nov 2014 | 11:54

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Pension reforms – not great for everyone

Nigel Ferrier says unprecedented changes in pensions will create losers as well as winners.

Professional Pensions | 14 Nov 2014 | 16:32 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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MyCSP debacle is a warning about perils of data transfer

The revelation that MyCSP has thousands of members which have experienced delayed or missed payments; is a stark tale about the difficulties of data transfer.

Professional Pensions | 10 Nov 2014 | 16:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP dumps another burden on DC trustees

Defined contribution trustees face a huge challenge in measuring 'good value for money', writes Stephanie Baxter

Professional Pensions | 10 Nov 2014 | 16:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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TPR must step in on fiduciary management failings

The regulator needs to intervene in the FM market, argues Jack Jones

Professional Pensions | 04 Nov 2014 | 09:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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How much more pension reform can we bear?

Malcolm McLean says the pace of change today is unprecedented, and calls for time to draw breath.

Professional Pensions | 31 Oct 2014 | 09:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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IGCs need lay members to give them backbone

Signals coming out of government over the last year have given some cause for concern for member nominated trustees. Recent consultations have indicated an inclination to move away from lay trustees, certainly in new multi-employer schemes such as master trusts, and towards allowing the financial services industry to take control of governance.

Professional Pensions | 27 Oct 2014 | 09:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Editor’s view: Webb has annuities in his sights

Creating smiles for all will be a big job, says Helen Morrissey.

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 13:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Comment: Pensions is the new rock ‘n’ roll

Speaking at the NAPF Annual Conference yesterday, Bob Geldof, explained to delegates why, after 40 years in rock ‘n’ roll, he had landed up speaking to a bunch of pension geeks.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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