Article -   Research
Mon, May 13, 2019

How AUM Fees Affect Sustainable Withdrawal

One of the great misconceptions about the Sustainable Withdrawal Rate (SWR) framework is how an adviser (and fund) fees affect withdrawals from a retirement portfolio. This analysis shows that 1%pa translates into around 6%-12% (UK) and 9%-13% (US) of the client's overall income and capital, depending on the scenario. A total fee of 2%pa wipes out around 13%-26% (UK) and 19%-28% (US) of the overall fund, depending on the scenario.
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Research -   Case Studies
Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Bengen’s 4% Rule Around The World

How much can I draw from my retirement savings without running out of money? This is the 64-million-dollar question Bill Bengen attempted to answer in his seminal 1994 paper published in the Journal of Financial Planning.
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Article -   Case Studies
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Retirement Income Plan For The Miggins II

The Miggins are back. See here for details but the headline is John and Jo Miggins are 65, recently retired with £300k in their retirement pot and a house with no mortgage.
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Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Retirement Income Plan for The Miggins

John and Jo Miggins have worked hard all their lives. They saved as much as they could and now they’re ready to retire. They've paid off their mortgage and their home is worth £260k. Between them, they have £300k in their pension pots. And that’s it!
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Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Lessons from 119 years of capital market data

The latest Credit Suisse Global Investment Yearbook (excerpt here) compiled by Professor Elroy Dimson and his colleagues Paul Marsh and Mike Stanton, is a treasure trove of information. It covers asset class return and inflation in 26 different markets over the 119 years between 1900 and 2018.
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Wed, Dec 12, 2018

David Blanchett: Sustainable Withdrawal Rates: A Smart Alternative to Reducing Life Expectancy

Did you know that retirement costs more than double what it did 30 years ago?In this light-hearted video, David Blanchett's PhD, CFA, CFP shares his thoughts on what people can do about it.
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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

David Blanchett: Retirement crisis? What Retirement Crisis…?

In this video, David Blanchett PhD, CFA, CFP poses the question, is there a retirement crisis? Meaning, will everybody run out of money?
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Wed, Nov 28, 2018

David Blanchett: Sustainable Withdrawal Rate - A UK Perspective

In this video, David Blanchett's PhD, CFA, CFP looks at how the now famous 4% rule developed.
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Research
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Retirement income options, happiness and a case of spurious correlation?

A fascinating new paper by L&G titled Retirement Income Riddle: New perspectives on how we make financial choices and their impact on our well-being attempts to look at the relationship between happiness and the retirement income option that people choose.
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