Tag Archives: flexible drawdown

Does drawdown need a charges cap for pension drawdown

This post was written a few months ago but never published. The main thrust is still relevant, the thrust is that we are better off building better and more relevant products than trying to squeeze drawdown into a shirt two … Continue reading

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“My pension offer” – explaining CDC to a confused public!

John Ralfe has been expressing his frustration that none of the CDC champions have made him a two page offer to tell him what a CDC pension offer might look like. I’ve not done this yet, partly because I’ve been … Continue reading

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Pound cost ravaging

I felt like General Melchett inspecting the trenches. At the 21st Century Retirement Income Update I met a bunch of advisers who have since 2008 been trying to help clients make sense of the volatility in world markets , understand the relationship … Continue reading

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“The predictable alternative to drawdown”

  “Drawdown scares me”. It scares me because I am on my own, it scares me because I get a bumpy ride and most of all it scares me because I know that if I drawdown at a minute of … Continue reading

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Cash and Carry

  My Mum and Dad used to buy the ice-cream and cakes for the Methodist Fete at the cash and carry in Poole. They used to go down each summer in the Methodist Minibus and they would take me and … Continue reading

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