Wells Street Journal: Pension experts escape to the Caribbean

It seems the heat produced by the roll out of the new freedoms is not enough for some pension experts who have swapped mild Blighty for the tropical heat of the Caribbean.

Fidelity Worldwide Investment retirement director Alan Higham and LEBC group savings and investment divisional director Glynn Jones are due to fly to Grenada to watch the England cricket team take on the West Indies in the second Test match of the series.

The WSJ is assured the departure of both Higham and Jones during the first nervy weeks of the pension freedoms is purely coincidental and that the pair are definitely not attending a secretive meeting of international pensions experts bent on extending auto-enrolment to include household pets.

Fidelity will be hoping Higham – who was involved with England’s team of travelling supporters The Barmy Army at its formation in the 1990s – does not pick up too many bad habits from the men in white. The team was humiliatingly dumped out of the recent world cup in the group stages and have suffered since dropping star batsman Kevin Pietersen after dressing room in-fighting.

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