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Stock market rout highlights challenge to drawdown investors

  1. Growth of flexi-access drawdown means many retirees are now shouldering investment risk themselves
  2. To mitigate this risk this retiree would have to reduce their income by 9% for the rest of their retirement.
  3. At retirement investors don’t have to choose between the risk of drawdown and the inflexibility of annuity as guaranteed drawdown offers an alternative
Duncan Jarrett, Managing Director, Retail at Aegon comments on the challenges and options for at retirement investors:
The pensions freedoms introduced by the government on April 6th mean that an increasing number of retirees are choosing to keep their pension pot invested in the stock market, whilst drawing an income. The challenge of this approach is that market downturns have a painful impact of the value of those savings and consequences for how much income people can afford to take. This is an emerging issue, given that in the past the vast majority of people converted their savings into an annuity, which offers income certainty but limited flexibility.
If we take the example of someone who moved their pension pot into flexi-access drawdown on April 6th and invested in a multi-asset portfolio, they may well have seen the value of their pot...Read More

OMW create investment division under Martin Baines

Old Mutual Wealth, has created an investment division under the leadership of Martin Baines, who steps up from being CEO of Quilter Cheviot to become Chief Investment Director of Old Mutual Wealth. The CEOs of Quilter Cheviot and Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) will report to Martin.
In Quilter Cheviot, David Loudon, a company and industry veteran with 25 years’ experience, is stepping up to be CEO.
Richard Buxton, one of the UK’s most respected investors, becomes CEO of OMGI alongside the management of his portfolio.
Reporting to Richard, Warren Tonkinson bec...Read More

Effective LDI in a Rapidly Changing Environment

John Dewey, Managing Director, Client Strategy Team, BlackRock Solutions

Unprecedented events have become a regular feature in the financial markets since the Lehman default in 2008, putting further pressure on already stretched funding ratios and heightening the need for an effective LDI approach.

Pension schemes and other institutional investors continue to face challenging times. Economic conditions remain tough and despite some progress, persistent uncertainty in relation to the eurozone continues to weigh on investors’ minds. This in turn has led to a toxic combination ...Read More

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