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PMI News Investment Insight

Annuities Can Seriously Damage Your Wealth

Annuities bought at retirement should carry risk warnings similar to those seen on cigarette packets, argues David Hutchins, our Head of DC Investment Research and Design.

December 16, 2011
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Professional Pensions

BlueSky opens scheme ahead of auto-enrolment

A pension scheme for the electrical contracting industry that developed an “enhanced alternative to NEST” with AllianceBernstein has thrown open its doors to other employers.

December 16, 2011
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Pensions Week

Investment Insight: Taking a Different Approach to DC

Conventional wisdom on the design of the investment default fund for DC pension schemes needs to adapt to the changes facing the industry, argues Tim Banks, our Director of UK and Ireland Sales and Client Relations.

November 14, 2011
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Pensions Week

DC Case Study: Creating a Compelling Alternative to NEST

Paul Bannister, Chief Executive of the BlueSky Pension Scheme, says AllianceBernstein’s flexible target date approach offered an enhanced alternative to NEST for his members.

October 24, 2011
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Diversified growth funds—are they the complete DC solution?

The increasing use of diversified growth funds as default strategies is part of a natural progression towards age-appropriate strategies in defined contribution schemes, says Tim Banks, our Director of UK and Ireland Sales and Client Relations.

September 29, 2011
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PMI News Investment Insight

Target Date Funds

There is increasing agreement that a successful defined contribution pension scheme needs a good investment default fund. Tim Banks, our Director of UK and Ireland Sales and Client Relations, argues that flexible target date funds can help providers rise to the challenge.

September 1, 2011
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Building a Better NEST Egg

Tim Banks, our Director of UK and Ireland Sales and Client Relations, joins a panel discussing the investment approach being adopted by the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).

August 25, 2011
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AB Press Release

BlueSky Pension Scheme to offer members AllianceBernstein flexible target date funds

Alliance Bernstein has been selected to provide investment services for the BlueSky Pension Scheme, covering the electrical contracting industry. ‘BlueSky’ will be offering all members flexible target date funds managed by AllianceBernstein as the default option from 1st October this year.

July 26, 2011
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PMI News Investment Insight

Implementing Target Date Funds

David Porter, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, argues that the operational benefits of target date funds make them like a finely-tuned car: easy for the saver, provider and trustee to use, but hiding enormous sophistication beneath the bonnet.

June 16, 2011
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