Our managers follow a strict process with built-in flexibility across our multi-asset fund range. This rules-based approach may seem boring at certain points in the cycle, but it also is safe when volatility suddenly increases. We aim to minimise the fall without having to make rash decisions on the assets we hold.
Ringing in the New Year can take on a meaning of its own when it comes to investing for retirement. Launched on the 1st of July 2019 with the aim to provide a steady monthly income for investors, the LF Canlife Diversified Monthly Income Fund is celebrating its first January and has reason to since, despite increased volatility of late, it continues to deliver what it was designed to do.
To mark the fourth anniversary of pension freedoms on April 6th, we consider how investing at income drawdown is evolving today given Brexit and other growing uncertainties affecting the markets. Over the years we have discussed the following: move from growth to income funds since the latter offers higher yields that can be taken as income and with potential growth on top; invest in low risk in the beginning since it offers a potentially smoother ride with a lower chance of having the pot hit at an early stage; and last but not least consider allocating to some higher risk assets to help add potential for better returns.
Although volatility has settled down from the violent end of 2018, global growth has moved into the slow lane and geopolitical uncertainties continue to drive the markets at higher-speeds. In the UK, assets remain unloved and, as the Brexit clock ticks, recent rallies in sterling suggest the market would welcome any sort of agreement that helps pave the way for leaving the European Union.