View more on these topics

NAPF appoints Tesco’s Ruston Smith as chairman

General-Business-Handshake-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpg

The National Association of Pension Funds has appointed Tesco group pensions and insurable risk director Ruston Smith as chairman.

Smith will replace Mark Hyde Harrison in the role when his two-year tenure comes to an end at the NAPF annual general meeting on 18 October.

Smith has held a non-executive role at the NAPF since 2007 and is currently chairman of its Retirement Policy Council.

He says: “As we live and work longer than ever before, our society is redefining what retirement means, and we are shifting away from a traditional and inflexible model where people work one day and retire the next.

“I am truly passionate about encouraging and helping people to save for their future. The pensions industry has an important and exciting role to play, and it can make a real difference to individual lives and the wider economy.

“Over the next few years, automatic enrolment will bring millions of people into pensions, and the NAPF will be working hard to ensure the reforms are a success. 

“Good governance and sensible regulation, which protect savers and focus on maximising retirement income, are vital to build confidence in pension saving.”

Recommended

2

Labour accuses Govt of planning ‘pre-election firesale’ of RBS

Labour has attacked the Government for planning a “pre-election firesale” of the Royal Bank of Scotland after Stephen Hester’s departure as chief executive yesterday. Speaking in the House of Commons today after a Government statement on RBS, shadow Treasury financial secreatry Chris Leslie said the Government’s handling of RBS has been “shambolic” and “uncertain”. Leslie […]

Shaun Sandiford: Share class debate should not hinder re-reg

To paraphrase Albert Einstein; there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. You may be wondering what Albert Einstein has to do with financial services and the world of platforms, but I believe parallels can be drawn between the current debates around clean […]

Tony Wickenden: Cracking the communication conundrum

Okay, I’m an unashamed fan of US author Seth Godin.  I’ve been referring to “permission” a bit in some of my recent presentations. The term, arguably also known as “trust”, plays a very big part in one of Seth’s books, Permission Marketing. The basic proposition of permission is that it is an (no, it is […]

Harris Associates' view on the UK’s vote to leave the EU

By David Herro, Partner, Deputy Chairman, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of International Equity at Harris Associates Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has led to significant uncertainty across global markets. We believe market impact of this uncertainty, though severe, is more of a shorter-term phenomenon which will provide an opportunity for long-term […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com