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Windfarms, music rights, sewers – where’s your pension money going?

2018-04-11T07:33:55+00:00 Blog|

Our pensions are vital to our health and happiness and they’re most people’s second biggest financial commitment – but how much do we know about where our money is actually invested?  In the current climate of low interest and rising inflation, fund managers are having to be more imaginative with how they invest our combined [...]

The Wealth Wizards Working Late Report

2018-03-14T08:30:42+00:00 Blog|

Last week, in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), Wealth Wizards launched the ‘Working Late’ report – a detailed piece of research investigating the relationship between pension savings (or the lack thereof) and delayed retirement, as well as the consequences of an ageing workforce. The report was comprised of a survey [...]

Employee Benefits: 20% believe they will never be able to retire

2018-02-26T08:48:01+00:00 Media|

Wealth Wizards research report has been featured in an article on Employee Benefits. “Working late: pension savings and delayed retirement report, which surveyed 500 employers and 1,000 UK employees aged between 18 and 65, also found that 86% of employee respondents want to retire at or before age 65, however only 37% of respondents feel this [...]

FT Adviser: Quarter of employers offers financial advice to staff

2018-02-26T08:48:16+00:00 Media|

Wealth Wizards research report has been featured in an article on the FT Adviser. “Only a quarter of employers are currently offering financial advice to their workers, research has revealed. Furthermore, one third of employers are only matching their employees' pension contributions up to the legal minimum of 1 per cent, which shows that companies are [...]

Brexit – what does it mean for your pension?

2018-02-20T15:23:44+00:00 Blog|

Brexit will affect everything from food on supermarket shelves to the fight against terrorism and so it’s not surprising that our pensions will also be impacted.  The most obvious factors are the performance of the UK and EU economy and, in turn, the reaction of the stock markets where a large proportion of our pensions [...]

What keeps employees up at night?

2018-01-30T10:01:28+00:00 Blog|

Retirement seems a long way off; until you realise that it’s not that far away. With this realisation, there often comes regret, fear and occasionally panic about the lack of any planning or saving strategy.  In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” but when everyday expenses, mortgage, [...]

FT Adviser: Fifth of employees don’t think they can retire

2018-01-22T09:16:21+00:00 Media|

Wealth Wizards research report has been featured in an article on the FT Adviser. “Some 20 per cent of employees do not believe they will ever be able to retire, according to a poll. The Working Late report commissioned by Wealth Wizards and carried out by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) – which [...]

Auto-escalation – the key to adequate pensions saving?

2018-01-18T10:40:23+00:00 Blog|

The auto-enrolment revolution rolls on with the recent announcement by the Department of Work and Pensions that 900,000 more people will have a work place pension following the entry into the scheme of those aged 18 to 21 years old. However, the debate about how to ensure that more people can pay for their retirement [...]