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Listen to the guru

It would be difficult to overestimate the contribution of Stewart Ritchie to the debate over pensions in the last four decades as he announces his retirement from Aegon.

He has provided a principled and consistent critique of pension policy throughout some very difficult years. Among the pension gurus, he has stayed the course longer and arguably has had the most influence.

We hope for two things now – that Mr Ritchie continues to contribute to the debate and, perhaps even more important, if he does remain a voice in the pension debate, that he is listened to even more than previously.

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