AXA Life Invest goes live with Exaxe software solution Illustrate Plus

March 3, 2015 Leave your thoughts

From left to right are Philip Naughton, Executive Director Business Development at Exaxe and Tom Lane, Head of IT at AXA Life Invest. Photograph taken by Philip Leonard. NEWS RELEASE: Dublin, Ireland, 3rd March 2015. “We are delighted to announce AXA Life Invest has gone live with Exaxe’s flagship product […]

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Government is ignoring longevity risk with pension reform

July 8, 2014 Leave your thoughts

The OECD has made a diplomatic intervention to critique mildly the UK government’s abolition of the annuitisation rules for pensions. One does not have to be Sherlock Holmes to spot the clues that reveal that the OECD is actually aghast at the extent of the change. This policy runs against […]

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Antipodean pension’s strategy is the opposite of our own

April 15, 2014 Leave your thoughts

Just as the Chancellor decides that people are experienced enough to make the right decisions on pensions, evidence from Australia has surfaced to show that this may be completely the wrong approach. In the Australian superannuation system, the money that has been accruing into ones pension fund at retirement can […]

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Money (That’s What Motown’s Pensioners Want)

December 10, 2013 Leave your thoughts Money (That's waht

The Motown label’s first hit was Barret Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)” and it went to number 23 in the US charts in 1960. 53 years later and the song will be echoing through the Detroit suburbs as a landmark ruling by Justice Rhodes in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy […]

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Trade Union Congress’ warped view of pensions

September 5, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The recent call by the TUC’s General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, for the planned rises in state pension age to be scrapped until life expectancy is levelled all over the country is a worrying case of sloppy thinking from someone who is supposed to be addressing issues on behalf of a […]

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Benefits Canada: Compulsion is the best solution for pension provision


July 30, 2013 Leave your thoughts

By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe. Up to the late-19th century, everyone provided for his or her own retirement either by saving or by using “The Waltons method” of having large families, who would take over the farm and run it when you got too old to do […]

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What has posterity ever done for us?

July 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

When Sir Boyle Roche, an Irish politician in the 18th Century heard it posed in the Irish House of Commons that the government had no right to load posterity with a debt for what could in no degree operate to their advantage, he memorably responded “Why should we put ourselves […]

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