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The Weekly Wrap: November 24 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from artificial intelligence replacing humans as asset managers, to a warning of strike action over the proposed closure of the defined benefit scheme for academics.

Can we afford for members not to be engaged?

Catherine Howarth

From the blog: Steve Webb recently argued that changing how people make choices is the “one thing” that has reversed the fall in membership of workplace pensions.

 

He’s certainly right that auto-enrolment has been a phenomenal success thanks to the insight that if people are opted in by default, participation rates will soar.

 

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The Weekly Wrap: November 17 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group this week, from the Pensions Regulator taking employers to court, to relying on the lottery for retirement.

Counting the pension cost

Brian Peters

From the blog: Many investors, like most people, do not really understand pensions. While there is now a lot of pension information in financial statements, unless you happen to be sitting next to an actuary it can be a bit of a blur.  

 

It is not surprising that the natural response from uninformed investors is to run as far away as possible from defined benefit pension risk, especially where the numbers are big.

 

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The Weekly Wrap: November 10 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group this week, from Singapore's ultra-flexible pension access rules, to the growing investor interest in legalised marijuana.

The Weekly Wrap: November 3 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group this week, from overpaid retired National Health Service workers, to local authority pension scheme mandate terminations. 

It's time to put our faith in experts

Alex Warnakulasuriya

From the blog: The transfer market has been frantic with activity since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. Around £50bn has been cashed out of company pension schemes over the past two years, according to Mercer.

  

Now may be the time to add to your Lamborghini collection, but not if the alleged 'enemy of Brexit', Bank of England governor Mark Carney, is to have anything to do with it.

  

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