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The Olympics, marginal gains and your pension deficit

Posted by Matthew Binnington on Aug 30, 2016 9:04:43 AM

How did Team GB go from post-colonial also-rans to global sporting superpower?

That's simple – focused investment in professional coaches, support staff and bleeding-edge technology, and the aggregation of marginal gains. There must be some lessons here for the pensions industry?

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Topics: governance, olympics

Teaching millennials how to save

Posted by Matthew Binnington on Aug 2, 2016 8:59:37 AM

PTL's Matthew Binnington finds a silver lining to Brexit and lessons for UK pensions from… Japanese cuisine

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Topics: dc governance, behavioural finance

A new crop of pensions leaders

Posted by Matthew Binnington on May 11, 2016 4:20:32 PM

PTL's Kim Nash features in this Pensions Insight article on the importance of diversity and age and gender balance on trustee boards.

The rise of DC has led to a new generation of pensions leaders: younger, more diverse and better at communications Sara Benwell reports

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Topics: dc, governance, trusteeship,

Is the pensions industry ready for the future?

Posted by Matthew Binnington on Nov 6, 2015 3:44:07 PM

First Published in Pension Funds Online

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Topics: Defined Contribution

DC GOVERNANCE Time is running out

Posted by Matthew Binnington on Dec 16, 2014 10:23:00 AM

From April, all insurance companies providing workplace pension plans must establish an independent governance committee, warns Matthew Binnington

Way back in 2013, when life was simple and the summers long, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) conducted a market study into all defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, both contract- and trust-based. The report that followed concluded that competition alone would neither drive value for money in pensions, nor adequately protect the interests of consumers. The reasoning: pensions are complicated, costs are opaque and quality is difficult to gauge, since outcomes only transpire many years into the future. Furthermore, the OFT noted significant weakness on the buy side of the market, with scheme members relying on their employers to make key pensions decisions, while those employers often lacked the capacity and incentive to ensure that members’ interests were protected.

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Topics: IGCs

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