After really enjoying Charles Duhigg‘s excellent first book The Power of Habit, it was an easy choice for me to grab a copy of his second book on the way to my holiday, having been given a recommendation from Mitesh. … Continue reading Book review – Smarter, Faster, Better
Just back from a couple of great (sunny!) days in Edinburgh for the institute of actuaries conference which importantly this year incorporated pensions, investment and risk components together for the first time. Quite a lot of interesting takeaways and observations … Continue reading Two Days Among Actuaries
The future of asset and wealth management? A thoroughly excellent event was organised by Level39 in London on 25 May 2015, featuring speakers from all the key players and analysts in the fairly nascent European roboadvisor scene and around 250 … Continue reading Roboadvisor Europe 2016 – The Future?
This article first appeared in the May 2016 edition of The Actuary magazine (here) The past 10 years have been a uniquely challenging, volatile and uncertain period for UK defined benefit pension schemes. How well have they weathered the storm? … Continue reading Taming Pension Risk?
Your 10-Minute Guide to the Future of Asset Management. Download the full paper here >> no-ordinary-collision-v6-singlepage-HR It’s always easy to ignore or dismiss forecasts of the way the future may change our industry. Some might seem too obvious, some too far-fetched. … Continue reading No Ordinary Collision
My TED-style talk from our January 2016 unconference on some of the trends in UK pensions de-risking over the last decade Continue reading A Decade of UK Pensions De-risking
The first 2016 update of the PPF index (of UK defined benefit pension funds) is just out, and it wasn’t pretty Falling long-dated interest rates over the month (the 30 year gilt rate fell by 0.3% to 2.3%) caused the present value … Continue reading Pension Funding Levels Plunge in January 2016