The Life Expectancy Gap

The Two Nations, a novel written by Benjamin Disraeli in 1845, highlighted in grim detail the growing divide between rich and poor in Victorian society. In today’s Britain, this divide …

The Global Face Of Retirement

Ensuring workers retire with dignity and security is a hallmark of a civilized society. And for many people achieving security in retirement is one of the most important long-term financial …

Strange Days

Global asset management’s top brass congregated in Berlin this week for the industry’s own version of Davis to debate and discuss the trajectory of this under-pressure sector. Geopolitics – hard …

Mind The Engagement Gap!

But those working in both London and the wider UK should also be warned of crossing the daunting divide between work and retirement — a divide that could potentially result …

No Hammond Blow To Pensions

The Chancellor said he will abolish the Autumn Statement in favour of a Budget in the Autumn and a smaller-scale Spring Statement. Hammond also set out a rather gloomy set …

Another Pension U-Turn!

The latest major U-turn saw the UK Government cancel plans to create a secondary annuity market. The volte-face comes on the back of reversals on introducing a flat rate of …

The Comeback Kid?

But this much-maligned mechanism may be about to make something of a comeback as pension funds and other institutional investors turn to ever more esoteric investments, such as synthetic securitisation, …

No Caviar — We’re Retirees

Although ‘precarious’ is possibly a little too light to describe the situation, others may prefer: ‘impending financial catastrophe and meltdown!’ What’s clear as (fresh) water however is that there’s nothing …

Exit Fees Shown the Door

The introduction of a cap on excessive early exit fees for those accessing retirement funds under new pension freedoms rules in the UK met a mixed response. The announcement by …

Marginalising Millennials

Millennials are arguably the most scrutinized and studied demographic in history. Whether it comes to recruiters, marketers, advertisers or social media companies, it seems everyone wants a piece of the …

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