You need to understand the basics of investing to beat inflation. This is the third report on the Personal Finance/Alexander Forbes Ready Set Retire conferences...
Government uses the tax system to encourage you to save for retirement and to discourage you from cashing in your savings before you retire.
At times it was virtual warfare as Personal Finance battled with an industry that, more often than not, put you last.
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You need to understand the basics of investing to beat inflation. This is the third report on the Personal Finance/Alexander Forbes Ready Set Retire conferences held in March.
Government’s reforms are changing the retirement-planning landscape, whether you are saving for retirement or about to retire.
Increasingly, retirement funds are being coaxed into investing in hedge funds, which may not be in members’ best interests.
If you die while a member of a retirement fund, the trustees’ decision on who gets what is not easily overturned
Private equity investments and hedge funds are lumped together as alternative investments for retirement funds – but they are poles apart, both in their investments and in their approach.
Beware of fraudsters who deprive the dependants of retirement fund members of their benefits. And retirement fund trustees must take extra care to avoid having to pay a benefit more than once.
The Pension Funds Adjudicator has ruled that funeral expenses can’t be deducted from retirement fund death benefits.
Financial wizardry in the form of dynamic hedging is helping to make with-profit annuities more transparent and user-friendly.
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