Pensions World closure – readers bid their farewell

Pensions World has been deluged with tributes by email, LinkedIn posts and Tweets.   Here are a few selected extracts from some of our readers. 

Malcolm McLean
Senior Consultant Barnett Waddingham
I was very sad to learn that your wonderful magazine is closing after so many years.  What a shame. Pensions World was the first pensions publication I picked up when I came into the industry (ONLY 20 years ago) and as far as I am concerned the only one over the years that has consistently provided that in-depth comment and analysis that is so valuable to those of us who want to try to get behind the headlines and rationalise what is going on.

Peter Timberlake
That is a shock and a shame. Pensions World was always the authority among pensions journals. Stephanie, you have been there throughout my career on this side of the fence, a voice of common-sense and knowledge, someone looked up to by others writing on this important subject. Good luck for the future and well done on keeping pensions in the frame for all these years.

Mike Morrison
AJ Bell

Very sad – I have grown up with Pensions World (sad I know) – good luck for the future! Stephanie

Duncan Howorth
End of an era. Stephanie you worked endlessly to make the publication a leader in our profession.

Lynn Housecroft
I am also very sad to hear this. Pensions World is a great publication.

Steve Webb
That really is the end of an era - I'm very sorry to hear that the magazine is closing.

John Mortimer
Secretary, Society of Pension Professionals

This is a terrible shame and a great shock. It has been a pleasure to have worked with you at Pensions World and we very much hope to have the opportunity to maintain contact with you in a new capacity.

Graham Vidler
Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

I and many others at the PLSA have greatly enjoyed working with you and have valued your contribution to the industry over the years.

Alistair McQueen
Pensions World to take early retirement at age 45. Best wishes to all. It’s been a good read.

Thank you so much for your kind words and best wishes.


Stephanie Hawthorne has been editor of Pensions World since 1989. An honours law graduate of King's College, London and winner of 10 first and second prizes for pensions, property and insurance journalism, Stephanie has been a journalist for 25 years. Starting her financial career as a researcher/marketing specialist for a national independent financial adviser and subsequently a leading life office, she then moved on to Insurance Age, Planned Savings and Financial Times' Money Management (deputy editor). Stephanie has contributed articles to the Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer, as well as numerous magazines. Among her other editorships are Counsel: The Journal of the Bar of England and Wales (from 1997 to 2007) and Charity World (managing editor, 1993 to 1997).