Professional Pensions | 11 Dec 2014 | 12:20 |
Does the OECD have a point? Will the abolition of compulsory annuitisation undo the effects of auto-enrolment (AE)? It looks like a fairly convincing argument.
Australia’s Financial System Inquiry (FSI) has concluded the best way to improve income in retirement is to force trustees to pre-select a retirement income product for members.
Professional Pensions | 10 Dec 2014 | 13:10 |
This year has been a watershed one in terms of the pensions industry. Over the last 12 months we have seen the continued roll out of auto-enrolment, a mass of consultations and let’s not forget THAT Budget.
Professional Pensions | 08 Dec 2014 | 16:24 |
Milan Kundera wrote a novel called Life is Elsewhere. Its wonderful title suggests the longing for something better. In the debate about where British pensions go from here, some suggest that the UK should go Dutch and adopt the collective defined contribution (CDC) model.
Professional Pensions | 08 Dec 2014 | 15:38 |
JLT's Mark Wood says the concept of a pension has all but disappeared since the Budget.
Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2014 | 11:48 |
This morning newspaper reports said George Osborne is expected to reject calls to cut the tax-free annual pension contributions limit from £40,000 to £30,000 in his Autumn Statement.
Professional Pensions | 03 Dec 2014 | 11:40 |
The body created on the Kay Review recommendations must do more to show that it truly represents asset owners, says Stephanie Baxter
Professional Pensions | 02 Dec 2014 | 08:11 |
Judging by the general coverage of the Smith Commission report, you would think that giving the Scottish parliament powers over tax was a completely new innovation.
Professional Pensions | 01 Dec 2014 | 16:28 |
At the time of writing this leader the Professional Pensions team was bracing itself for Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.
Professional Pensions | 01 Dec 2014 | 16:06 |
Henry Tapper says caps are unpalatable but necessary if the industry won't sort itself out
Professional Pensions | 26 Nov 2014 | 16:03 |
Jack Jones says a commission would improve policy but not fire voters' imaginations.
Professional Pensions | 26 Nov 2014 | 13:53 |
Stephanie Baxter asks if member meetings would help, or if there are better ways to improve engagement.
Professional Pensions | 25 Nov 2014 | 13:29 |
Con Keating says government attempts to promote shareholder engagement are pointless and will increase costs.
Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 12:30 |
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