In Part III of this series we discuss Centralised Retirement Propositions (CRPs). We have seen a number of financial planners post-pension freedom rebadge their existing Centralised Investment Propositions (CIPs), which have been designed for accumulation, into CRPs. As volatility increases, concerns are growing that sequencing risk (sometimes called “pound-cost ravaging”) could have a devastating impact on their client’s investments. But what can advisers do to help mitigate this and design more decumulation-focused portfolios?
It's now three years since the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Against the backdrop of ongoing political uncertainty, I talked to Bloomberg about the prospects for sterling. Brexit blues have once again taken hold, with the pound down 5% since the start of May, so is it now time to buy with all the bad news reflected in the price?