Income drawdown has become an attractive proposition. But adopting a ‘decumulation’ strategy also carries risks. What are the risks advisers need to be aware of? Read the decumulation challenge.
BlackRock has launched an absolute return multi-asset fund that will focus on factor investing. The Strategic Funds Style Advantage fund will be managed by chief investment officer Ked Hogan and his factor-based strategies group at BlackRock. The new fund aims to combine return drivers such as value, momentum, quality and volatility with a long-short portfolio of more […]
Plans to develop a dashboard that gives customers a digital statement of all their pension savings are a “decade or more away” because some firms are drastically lagging behind the industry, says pensions minister Ros Altmann. The FCA has called on the industry to develop a “Dutch-style” dashboard but progress has been slow, leading to […]
Research tells us there is not only such a thing as a mid-life crisis but a quarter-life crisis too, which apparently hits people in their late-20s. People facing such crises often get caught up in meaning of life questions, such as “where am I going?” and “how will I get there?”. You do not have […]
Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]
Dividends are under pressure in some areas: but reliable yields can still be found. So says Adrian Frost, manager of the Artemis Income Fund, in conversation with Lawrence Gosling.
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