TechLife Exaxe Newsletter: May / June 2014

June 25, 2014 Sharon Cronin

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The May / June print edition of TechLife is now available online. TechLife is published every quarter and is filled with news, opinion pieces, white papers and information on legislative changes within the life and pensions industry in the UK and abroad.
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Actuarial Post: Are your systems too interlinked for independence?

June 24, 2014 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the May/June edition of the Actuarial Post.
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When the eternal optimism of youth is dangerous

June 18, 2014 Tom Murray

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A recent survey by Blackrock’s Global Investor Pulse showed that young people aged between 25 and 34 have a stark problem. They believe they need at least £54,000 to live on in retirement. That’s fine; except for the fact that they also believe they need to accumulate a lump sum of £375,500 in order to give themselves this income in retirement.
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Ontarians ‘Wynne’ a new pension scheme

June 13, 2014 Tom Murray

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Ontarians voted heavily last night in favour of the Liberals Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The plan was included in the budget that toppled Wynne’s previous minority government and was made a central plank in the ensuing election campaign. Now that the Ontario Liberals have a majority in the provincial legislature, (looking like an 11-seat majority at time of writing), it is certain that the ORPP will be brought into existence very quickly.
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Don’t mention the ‘A’ word!

June 11, 2014 Tom Murray

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“And we’re going to introduce a new guarantee, enforced by law, that everyone who retires on these defined contribution pensions will be offered free, impartial, face-to-face advice on how to get the most from the choices they will now have.” (Emphasis mine)
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Why ‘going Dutch’ does not always mean you’ll get what you ordered!

June 04, 2014 Tom Murray

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Three months after shaking up the pensions market, the government has decided it’s time to do it again. Following the complete ‘liberation’ of the pension market announced in the budget, heralded by the abolition of the compulsion to purchase annuities with pension pots, the government has decided that they will introduce Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, commonly called ‘Dutch-style collective pensions’ from their popularity in the Netherlands, into the UK market.
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The End of Retirement (Part Two)

May 29, 2014 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned and published in for the March 2014 edition of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts publication.
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Actuarial Post: By George, everyone’s an actuary now!

April 28, 2014 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the April edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Antipodean pension’s strategy is the opposite of our own

April 15, 2014 Tom Murray

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J ust as the Chancellor decides that people are experienced enough to make the right decisions on pensions, evidence from Australia has surfaced to show that this may be completely the wrong approach.
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The End of Retirement (Part One)

April 14, 2014 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned and published in for the January 2014 edition of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts publication.
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