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Topics discussed: • Following the wave of non-advised drawdown launches, have savers been left overly exposed to stockmarket falls? • Should there be greater controls to prevent people from running out of money? • How do advisers manage drawdown clients without the fixed review periods that existed under capped drawdown? • Is there an appropriate […]

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Paul Lewis: Osborne’s latest stealth tax grab from pensioners

The Chancellor quietly announced taking another £1.25bn from pensioners in his March Budget. He did not put it quite like that, of course. In fact, he did not mention it at all. But there it was in a line labelled “Annuities: secondary market”. He will take £485m in 2017/18, £475m in 2018/19 and then £150m […]

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Alternative assets: what are they and why invest in them?

Michael Howard, Head of Alternative Investments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), analyses how alternative assets can benefit multi-asset portfolios. As yields have compressed and forward-looking return expectations have fallen in the past few years, investors have sought alternatives to traditional asset classes to supplement their income and boost their total return. Please remember that […]

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