Latest articles from Sandra Wolf

Dawn of the dashboards?

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Editorial: The pensions dashboard will, it is hoped, change the way people look at their pension in more than the literal sense.

State of flux

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Editorial: The announcement of a second Scottish independence referendum took many by surprise, including the British government – which has of course since poured fuel on the fire by announcing it will temporarily block it.

FCA throws cold water on IA input ambitions

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PLSA Investment Conference 2017: The Financial Conduct Authority’s director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard has said he does not want to be bound by industry initiatives in making new rules for asset managers.

The art of effecting change

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Editorial: The Budget announcement brought changes welcomed and less welcomed by the industry, such as the tax on qualifying recognised overseas scheme transfers and the money purchase annual allowance, but it was the focus on the self-employed that might give a flavour of what is to come.

Spring Budget focus on self-employed lets industry hope for more

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The chancellor’s focus on the self-employed could pave the way for bringing the group into the pension system, some experts have said, as the spring Budget brings no significant news on pensions.

A happy ending?

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Editorial: The sad story of British Home Stores and its pension scheme members has for now come to an end with Philip Green’s payment of £363m.

PLSA kick-starts year-long diversity debate to improve pensions


The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is moving into new territory by starting a year-long focus on diversity with the aim of achieving better pensions, but has restricted its efforts to gender questions.

What's in an index?

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Editorial: The defined benefit green paper published this week has caused consternation in many parts of the pensions industry, which expected to see a more decisive take on the issues facing DB.

LGPS gets LTA and AA modelling tools, but tax complexity limits benefits

The Local Government Pension Scheme has introduced a check tool for members as the lifetime and annual allowances complicate life for those with large defined benefit pensions and higher salaries.

Taxing times

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Editorial: The industry’s responses to the government consultation on a lower money purchase annual allowance are set to be almost entirely negative.

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