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Welcome to QuIP, Quantum’s Investment and Pensions blog.

Our plan is to highlight (and comment upon briefly) articles and events which catch our eyes because they are topical, important and interesting.  Our goals are to promote good ideas, pour cold water on bad ones and ease the strain of small-talk at pension related events.

We hope you find the below as interesting as we do.  Please feel free to let us know at QuIP@quantumadvisory.co.uk.  The posts are also available via our Linked-In page at www.linkedin.com/company/quantum-advisory-llp.

The QuIP Team.

  • 29/08/2017  |   Cashflow Driven Investing

    In our last blog, (written just before the Summer break), we highlighted the rising attention being paid to UK pension schemes’ next, looming challenge i.e. negative cash flow. To date, recovery contributions have alleviated the need for action for many of them. But as contributions shrink (due to longer spreading Continue reading

  • 10/07/2017  |   FCA takes aim at the asset management industry

    In the final report on its study into the UK’s asset management industry, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has announced plans to introduce a range of sweeping reforms, with the aim of increasing competition, boosting transparency and cutting costs for savers. One of its central proposals is to bring the Continue reading

  • 22/06/2017  |   Cashflow management – the next big challenge?

    Of course, trustees’ and sponsors’ main aim is for their pension scheme to be fully funded. With yields persisting at historic lows, this may seem some way off for many schemes. However, a number of other factors, such as strong equity returns and a downturn in mortality improvements, could lead Continue reading

  • 31/05/2017  |   A platform – for a burning Gilt issue ….

    Increasingly our clients are availing themselves of investment platforms. Why wouldn’t they – it’s a win-win situation: The platform provider makes a small charge but negotiates lower fund manager fees for the investor So that investors can enjoy more options, greater flexibility and lower portfolio risk for the same or Continue reading

  • 24/05/2017  |   Can actuaries save the world?

    You probably know the story of the frog being cooked alive in a pot of water but not realising it, because the heat is being turned up so gradually. When it comes to climate change, we are seeing more about it in the news – but are we really doing Continue reading

  • 15/05/2017  |   DB Crisis – What Crisis?

    Basement bottom bond yields and the unremitting negative publicity garnered by BHS, Tata Steel and others has people talking of a crisis and many are wondering whether root and branch reform is required. These recent travails also pushed the Government into action who dipped their feet into the water with Continue reading