Bringing you live news and features since 2013
Bringing you news, views and analysis since 2013

36183

Goddard and Tapper team up with pensions “All Stars” to relaunch The Pensions Playpen

RELATED TOPICS​

The Pensions Playpen, an online community for pensions professionals, is to be relaunched by industry veterans Steve Goddard and Henry Tapper on 1 July.

Originally founded by Tapper as a networking group in 2013, the revamped platform will offer a place for employers and practitioners to establish professional contacts, access expert insights via a range of events and online materials, and pitch in for new business tenders and job vacancies.
 
The Pensions Playpen will feature exclusive content from a series of “All Star” pensions commentators, including former pensions minister Baroness Altmann, pensions and personal finance writer and broadcaster, Iona Bain, and Chief Executive of the Pensions Scams Industry Group Margaret Snowdon OBE.
 
Membership will be free to those who want to access to basic content, with standard and premium options available for additional functionality.
 
Steve Goddard, Chief Executive of The Pension Playpen, says: “The pensions industry is all about people and its success is based on the strength of relationships within it. Last year the Covid-19 crisis disrupted not only our businesses, but the collaborative atmosphere that drives everything we do. This is our contribution to building back better.”
 
The long-term aspiration is to develop a consumer facing arm to help more people better understand their pension and navigate their journey to retirement.
 
“We eventually want The Pension Playpen to be a one stop shop where people can access top-of-the-range, independent guidance on their pension in plain English. As an industry, we have a responsibility to help those struggling to find their way through all the noise generated about savings and investment across all forms of media, and we believe our platform presents a key way to achieve this.”
 
Tapper will remain involved as a commentator and Chairman. He adds: “Online networking channels for the pensions industry have tended to be rather exclusive and cliquey, which is what first led me to launch The Pension Playpen. In this next phase, we want it to become a truly diverse and inclusive space for pensions professionals, employers and members alike to be part of the conversation on how we can make our industry as fruitful as it can be for all involved.”
 

Latest News

Irish domiciled funds surpassed EUR4.3 trillion AuM (Assets under Management) at end-March 2024, a 15..
New analysis by London-based Nickel Digital Asset Management reveals 38 listed companies with a combined..
Bloomberg has announced that for the first time, its proprietary Bloomberg Second Measure (BSM) transaction..

Related Articles

Global ESG Investing
On May 15 Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that furthers his ongoing campaign to oppose the role of climate change and ESG factors in state policymaking...
On May 15 Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that furthers his ongoing campaign to oppose the role of..
Trends
The trend to buyout among the UK’s smaller defined benefit (DB) schemes continues with a slew of new sub GBP100 million deals announced this month alone...
The trend to buyout among the UK’s smaller defined benefit (DB) schemes continues with a slew of new sub GBP100..
Different flavours
In what is believed to be the first survey of its kind in the UK market, Nedgroup Investments, the investment-led, multi-boutique global asset manager with over USD20 billion under management, recently undertook a survey with 204 UK investment professionals, seeking insights into their perceptions and attitudes towards boutique asset managers...
In what is believed to be the first survey of its kind in the UK market, Nedgroup Investments, the investment-led,..
UK map
UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) are leading the charge on investment in private markets issuing tenders set to be worth billions of pounds in the coming years...
UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) are leading the charge on investment in private markets issuing tenders set to be..
Subscribe to the Institutional Asset Manager newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by