DC reinvented – addressing the challenges that lie ahead

With revolution replacing evolution in UK DC pensions, Chris Wagstaff, Senior Visiting Fellow, considers the challenges that lie ahead for the world's fastest growing DC market and what the key ingredients are for engineering good DC member outcomes to and through retirement.

Updated: 04/03/2015
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Parents versus Peers - how these groups influence the Internet Ethical Attitudes of Generation Y

Who most influences the online ethics of the world's first web generation - Generation Y? This research looks at the respective influences of parents and peers.

Updated: 03/03/2015
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Dynamic Client Portfolios as Sources of Ambidexterity: Exploration and Exploitation Within and Across Client Relationships

Organisational Ambidexterity, where a business exploits existing knowledge at the same time it explores its future path, is a concept that has energised scholars of late. This paper explains how dynamic client portfolios can be a source of ambidexterity for knowledge intensive firms (KIFs).

Updated: 07/01/2015
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The Compensation Premium in the “Sin” Industries of Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling.

If you are an executive for a tobacco, alcohol or gambling firm, there's a chance your social status will suffer due to negative perceptions of the industry you work in. This research examines whether such executives demand a premium in their pay to compensate.

Updated: 29/12/2014
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CGAP Briefing Note 11 - A decade of donations in the UK: household gifts to charity, 2001-11

This Briefing note updates figures and charts presented in previous briefing notes in the CGAP series.

Updated: 11/12/2014
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CGAP Briefing Note 7 - How generous is the UK? Charitable giving in the context of household spending

How generous is the UK? This briefing note considers relative levels of generosity in the UK by looking at the connection between household budgets and donations to charity.

Updated: 10/12/2014
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CGAP Briefing Note 6 - UK household giving – results on regional trends 2001–08

The CGAP Briefing Note 6 presents results from a comparison of patterns and trends in giving by UK region and country.

Updated: 11/12/2014
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CGAP Briefing Note 4 - How do you ask difficult questions? Shared challenges and practice amongst fundraisers and researchers

In social research and in fundraising there is a general assumption that people are willing to talk to strangers about personal things. Both fundraisers and researchers often need information about an individual's personal, social and financial circumstances, but how can 'difficult questions' related to such personal areas best be asked?

Updated: 10/12/2014
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Archimedean copulas derived from utility functions

Archimedean copulas are an important subclass of dependency models, while risk attitude of individuals is usually modelled by means of a utility function that is increasing and convex in terms of wealth. This publication explores the relationship between Archimedean copulas and utility functions, thus enhancing the interpretation of Archimedean copulas and therefore informing the risk modeller choosing the most appropriate copula.

Updated: 10/12/2014
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Views: 1,978