Daily Archives: May 7, 2009

Pauline Skypala

saving for retirement

Warning: saving for retirement

The work being done on the design of personal accounts is shining some much needed light into dark and murky corners.

Take the paper published this week by the Department for Work and Pensions on guaranteed investments and their suitability for inclusion as an investment choice within Britain’s new national pension scheme.

Written by David McCarthy of Tanaka Business School and based on economic modelling, it concludes there is zero demand for guaranteed investment products where guarantees are priced using financial techniques commonly used by banks that sell financial guarantees.

About the blog

FTfm is no longer updated but it remains open as an archive.

FTfm's specialist writing team offer their insights into the global fund management industry.

About the authors

Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

Steve Johnson, FTfm deputy editor, has been a journalist for 17 years, 10 of which have been with the FT.

Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.