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Risk in retirement: finding the right balance

For many of us, retirement means dream holidays, reading books and spending time with grandchildren. However for some Australians, the notion of enjoying their golden years after a lifetime of hard work hit a roadblock last year when COVID-19 struck, and hit economies and markets hard. Against this background, it is important to remember that retirees still need to take measured risk in order to meet their goals but they may need to plan differently than they would have in the past.

12 April 2021 | Fidelity International
Fears and expectations

Fears and expectations

For many, the word ‘retirement’ is associated with the idea of extended holidays to far-flung locations or spending quality time with grandchildren. And while the new-found status of “retiree” sits well with some, for others it’s a different story. It all depends on how smoothly the transition into retirement progresses. There are, in fact, a range of financial, emotional and psychological fears that are often linked to retirement – for good reason.

15 February 2021 | Fidelity International
Building better retirement futures

Building better retirement futures

Australia has reached a critical juncture where the bulk of superannuation assets sits in the hands of people aged over 50, and traditional portfolio construction approaches need to evolve to meet their financial needs. To help financial advisers develop investment approaches that meet the specific needs of their retiree clients, we've developed a research paper “Building Better Retirement Futures”, in conjunction with the FPA and CoreData. The paper outlines some of the key financial issues and considerations specific to retirees and helps advisers design the best strategies for post-retirement decumulation.

07 January 2021 | Fidelity International
The value of advice

The value of advice

The mental health, family life and physical health of a large proportion of Australians are being adversely affected by financial issues. In our recent report, ‘The Value of Advice’ we surveyed 2,000 Australians, to take a pulse of Australia’s financial and overall wellbeing and highlight the positive impacts of financial advice beyond potential monetary gains. Read it here.

29 January 2020 | Fidelity International
Meeting the needs of future retirees.

Meeting the needs of future retirees.

 With Australians living longer and the cash rate at an unprecedented low it's obvious that a fundamental shift in the investment strategies offered to Australians will be required to meet the needs of future retirees.

23 January 2020 | Richard Dinham
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