Boris Johnson would be detrimental to pensions if he becomes prime minister later this month, a majority of Buzz respondents said.
Peers were also asked their views on transparency reporting, defined benefit transfers, and tax.
Boris Johnson would be detrimental to pensions if he becomes prime minister, more than half of this week's respondents said in response to a question suggested by a Pensions Buzz peer.
Many said he would be detrimental to everything, not just to pensions, with one person warning that "chaos and lies are detrimental and parliament will not be able to do anything".
"He has no attention to detail so won't understand pensions and won't see a reason to change this - bluster isn't a strategy that works in this sector," said another respondent.
A third warned that Guy Opperman could lose his role as pensions and financial inclusion minister as he supported Michael Gove, and that it would be a loss.
However, a few did not believe he would be detrimental to the sector, with one saying "BoJo appears to have a better grasp of pensions than any other MP" while another thought he would defer most decisions to the secretary of state and pensions minister.
Another said: "Despite all his bluster he isn't about to damage the need for better pension provision - he may be clumsy but won't be doing a 'Gordon Brown' or take retrograde steps to encouraging better retirement planning."
More than 40% of respondents said it was fair that financial support direction regulations can be imposed on firms for events that preceded the regulations.
Some said it was only right as the responsibility was always there and due diligence should be carried out prior to any transaction.
One said it is "correct to say that shareholders retained an on-going interest in the merged business with the possibility of further value being generated if the business was successful."
However, just under a third said it was not fair, with one questioning how something can be imposed on someone when they were completely unaware of it.
Others said retrospective regulation is unjust and one said it is a "horrible precedent, no matter how well-intentioned".
Another said: "I don't believe that this is reasonable as required by the legislation. The caveat being unless actions were taken when the regulations were consulted in but before they became law, in those circumstances it may be reasonable."
A quarter said they did not know.
Respondents were divided over this question, with more than half believing the 69% of people advised on DB transfers between 2015 and 2018 who were recommended to transfer out was too high.
One said the figure sounds "outrageously high" while another warned that members "aren't appreciating the very high benefit of their DB pension."
Another said they suspected that this will lead to a raft of compensation claims for poor advice.
Others said it was important to take account of member's individual circumstances.
"We need to know more background - members often have tools to help them decide and many probably decided not to transfer out before even getting to IFA advice stage, especially if they have to pay for advice," said one.
However, 44% said the figure was about right, pointing out that it depends on the member profile.
One respondent said: "Firstly, this was advice, not instruction. I don't always follow advice - do you? Secondly, there may have been a very good reason to transfer out (e.g. a vastly higher protected cash lump sum). Each case has to be judged on its facts, not on the FCA's prejudices."
In response to this question suggested by a Pensions Buzz peer, just over half thought complex taxation is driving companies to diversify reward away from pensions.
Most said this was happening in particular at the top earning level, and blamed it on the complexity and cost in administering pensions.
"Many are probably doing it purely because they haven't got the time or inclination to try and unravel the taxation rules so they are taking the line of least resistance," said one.
A different person said: "The whole UK tax system is a minefield. Pity no politician feels that he can implement simplification without electoral repercussions."
However, almost a third disagreed, arguing it is only really complex for higher earners with one saying "their advisers are probably over-complicating the situation so they can charge higher fees".
Another respondent said: There are a lot of things driving employers to diversify reward away from pensions. However, the complex taxation of pensions is not one of them."
Half of respondents did not think asset managers have significantly improved cost transparency reporting since the disclosure regulations came into force last year.
They said managers need to do much more and that progress has been slow.
One said: "Anything but - lots of smoke screens and waffle, claiming it is very difficult to simplify - very disappointing, but not surprising."
Another said: "It should be a monetary amount highlighted at the front of any report. We know what we are spending in a shop - why should this be different?"
Just over a quarter thought managers have made a lot of improvements but said there is still a long way to go.
"Data is more readily available but some asset managers still need to improve the service.
It's a journey - some are better than others."
Some even questioned the value of the exercise.
"Transaction charges are typically so low we have to question the value this whole exercise has added. Where there are moderate transaction charges, the majority are taxes and nothing to do with industry taking excess profit," said one.
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