Banking on Death: The History & Future of Pensions

Robin Blackburn, author of the excellent “Banking on Death: The History & Future of Pensions” Robin has studied and taught Sociology at the LSE and Oxford in the sixties. In subsequent work he has explored the institutional shaping of the market, the dynamic of capitalist development, and the historical selection of structures of power and ideology. One strand of his work concerns 20th century attempts to suppress or control the market, and the workings of today’s financial institutions.

Recent academic appointments have been at King’s College, Cambridge
(1998-9), FLACSO (Latin American Social Science Faculty), Quito, Ecuador
(1994-5) and the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington D.C., US (1993-4). Member of the editorial committee of New Left Review since 1962 and Editor
(1981-99); consulting editor, Verso since 1970.

Tom Collinge is a pensions lawyer with solicitors Hammonds Suddards Edge and author of Tolleys “Stakeholder Pensions – a practical guide”. Tom has also contributed articles and comment for the specialist pensions and national press. He has worked on pensions in the UK and overseas and is a Chartered Insurer.