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    Pension scheme record-keeping: Conditional data will set you free


    I do not mean to be all evangelical or anything, but I do seem to end up banging on about the need for better pensions data management practices far more than seems reasonable or necessary. I wrote my first blog (http://spenceandpartners.co.uk/ar ..

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    Pension Scheme Process Automation and the Art of Efficiency


    Going through the process of reviewing functional system requirements for pension scheme administration software can be a bewildering experience. So often I am confronted by a functional requirement that makes me ask “why is that even in th ..

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    A Guide to the GMP Reconciliation Guidance


    With the publication of the Pensions Administration Standards Association’s (PASA) second tranche of guidance on GMP reconciliations, it is judgement day for my own attempt at a benchmarking checklist for the process (/news/a-contracted-out-rec ..

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    A contracted-out reconciliation checklist


    Hot on the heels of the first tranche of guidance on GMP reconciliations from the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), I thought that I would take a stab at drafting my own service provider benchmarking checklist for pension schemes  ..

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    The Uniqueness Fallacy


    Growing Pains Individuality seems to be something that nearly all tortured teenage souls strive for, but rarely obtain. Strangely enough, the same principle applies to pension scheme datasets, where unique identifiers for member records are frequ ..

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    The two words standing in the way of a better outcome for your pension scheme…


    Two words - One huge hurdle I’ll get straight to the point - the two words are ‘data migration’. Whether a pension scheme is changing system, changing administrator, or simply providing valuation data to the scheme ac ..

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