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Latest News

May 23, 2016

Aegon’s Jarrett to retire

Duncan Jarrett will leave the company in June, to be replaced by Mark Till.

May 23, 2016

Aegon sells £3bn annuity book

Transaction structured as a reinsurance contract, covering about 27,000 of in-payment policyholders.

May 18, 2016

Ten questions for clients who want to sell their annuity

Reforms will allow people drawing annuities to sell their contracts from April 2017.

May 17, 2016

Tisa clashes with ABI over optimistic annuity data

Annuity sales are not recovering contrary to what the ABI says, Tisa’s policy strategy claims.

Personal Pensions| May 11, 2016

JRP Group sales up by a third

Group’s boss says defined benefit de-risking market looks “buoyant” while individual annuities are recovering.

May 10, 2016

Retirement Advantage claims hybrid is new mainstream

The choice of choosing either an annuity or income drawdown is no longer relevant, says Retirement Advantage.

Analysis & Opinion

Emma Ann HughesonPersonal Pensions| May 20, 2016

Regulation remains reactive rather than proactive

The Queen’s Speech showed regulation is still reactive rather than proactive.

From Special Report: Retirement Income - May| May 18, 2016

Beyond the single product solution

A combination of annuities and drawdown options offers the best way to maximise their income in retirement

Time is ticking for closed-book providers

From Special Report: Retirement Income - May| May 18, 2016

Time is ticking for closed-book providers

With changes afoot at Canary Wharf, closed-book providers will need to do more to engage with policyholders

Pension Freedoms: finding the missing pieces

May 11, 2016 |

Pension Freedoms: finding the missing pieces

In addition to a proper tax framework and tighter regulation, there are less obvious measures which would make the market operate more effectively

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Autumn Statement 2015

The chancellor showed he was for u-turning by abandoning cuts to tax credits in this year’s Autumn Statement.

Special Reports

Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms

The pensions landscape is starting to take shape and a combination of products seems key to making it work

FTAdviser Blog

Hargreaves Lansdown’s memories of 2015

2015 will not be remembered for a spike in Lamborghini sales, but for the freedom to cash in your pension fund to buy one.

Special Reports

Combine harvest

With market volatility hitting drawdown and low interest rated continuing to plague drawdown, the consensus is to blend both products

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    Day of reckoning

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  2. From Special Report: Pension Freedoms one year on - May 2016| May 11, 2016

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  3. Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms
    From Our Publications| May 11, 2016

    Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms

    The pensions landscape is starting to take shape and a combination of products seems key to making it work

  4. From Special Report: Pension Freedoms one year on - May 2016| May 11, 2016

    Getting a fresh perspective

    Leading experts share their views on the lie of the land for pensions in the wake of one of the most tumultuous shake-ups in recent times

  5. Axa Life launches guaranteed drawdown product
    Personal Pensions| May 03, 2016

    Axa Life launches guaranteed drawdown product

    Provider promises a minimum of 80 per cent of the initial investment will be protected at the end of the chosen term.

  6. Adviser under fire for annuity sale to terminally ill client
    Apr 29, 2016

    Adviser under fire for annuity sale to terminally ill client

    Advice firm has to pay compensation to client’s widow after they told her husband to buy an annuity when he was terminally ill.

  7. Volatility could cause decade of lost pension income: Aegon
    Personal Pensions| Apr 26, 2016

    Volatility could cause decade of lost pension income: Aegon

    Volatile markets could have wiped two years of retirement income off the savings pots of those entering drawdown last April.

  8. Watch FTAdviser On Air LIVE
    Apr 26, 2016

    Watch FTAdviser On Air LIVE

    Pension freedoms, taxation and policy will be discussed during FTAdviser’s latest On Air live debate today (27 April).

  9. Pension freedoms have left some clients in the cold
    Apr 26, 2016

    Pension freedoms have left some clients in the cold

    Pension freedoms, taxation and policy were discussed during FTAdviser’s latest On Air live debate today.

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