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Seminars examine alternative pension strategies

Consulting actuary Punter Southall is teaming up with its sister fund management firm Io Investors to host a series of seminars looking at alternative investments for pensions.

The seminars are designed for IFAs advising on self-invested personal pensions and small self-administered schemes.

Delegates will be given a briefing on the investment strategies open to these products and an explanation of how hedge funds can be used in a pension portfolio.

The seminars start this week in Newcastle before moving to Scotland then elsewhere in the UK.

Io Investors is a specialist fund manager operating in the manager of manager market. Its alternative strategies director Chris Jones, who runs its low-volatility hedge fund, will be speaking at the seminars alongside Punter Southall&#39s executive pensions specialist Linda Clark.

Jones says: “Many advi-sers are too quick to dismiss hedge funds and alternative investments as high-risk investments. Some alternative investment solutions can be effective at preserving capital and maintaining steady growth. It is important that investors in Sipps and SSASs are aware of the differences.”

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