One of the great mysteries of the past couple of years has been the extraordinary silence of pension funds. They are perhaps the biggest victims of the financial crisis, with billions wiped from the value of their investments. Few have more reason to complain about the reckless greed of bankers, yet there has been barely a peep from the sector. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the body with the authority, credibility and firepower to make its voice heard, has stayed schtum. Even today it refuses to criticise the banks who led the world over the precipice.