Surveys & research

PENSIONS

New study reveals UK savers are sleepwalking into retirement six years on from Pensions Freedoms

New study reveals UK savers are sleepwalking into retirement six years on from Pensions Freedoms

Nearly six years on from the introduction of Pension Freedoms, new research has shown that older savers are sleepwalking into retirement and risk running out of all their Defined Contribution pension savings with a third of their retirement still ahead, meaning they could  spend their final years reliant on the state pension.

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Over half of UK first time buyers losing out on 'free' Government money

Over half of UK first time buyers losing out on 'free' Government money

A recent survey conducted by workplace savings and investment provider Cushon, has found that while one in three adults under the age of 40 are saving to be able to buy their first home and get a foot on the property ladder, less than half of these (44.09 per cent) are taking advantage of top up bonuses offered by the Government by saving into a Lifetime ISA or Help to Buy ISA.

SURVEY

Only 23 per cent of family offices planning to change asset allocations despite market turbulence

Only 23 per cent of family offices planning to change asset allocations despite market turbulence

The inaugural BlackRock Global Family Office Survey of 185 Family Offices globally, has revealed that despite recent market turbulence and a challenging economic outlook, only 23 per cent of Family Offices intend to make material changes to their asset allocation, largely due to their long-term investment horizon.

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Family offices deemed ‘second-rate’ investors by not giving visibility to ethical credentials, says new survey

Family offices deemed ‘second-rate’ investors by not giving visibility to ethical credentials, says new survey

Family offices risk being written as ‘second-rate’ investors when compared with the bigger brand-name private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms by not taking more steps to selectively increase their visibility, better communicate their business track-record, and showcase their ethical credentials, finds new research from Transmission Private.