Managing The Investment Of Your Pension
The majority of pension savers get little or no assistance from their pension provider with managing the investment of their pension. Most of the interaction tends to be directed towards the sale of new products, rather than being to discuss management of existing products.
Your eventual pension will be accrued from three sources;
- Your contributions (and possibly your employers contributions)
- Tax relief
- Investment growth
If you don’t maximise growth (within acceptable risk parameters), then for a given level of pension in retirement you have to contribute more.
Behavioural science tells us that people tend to make bad investment decisions during critical phases of their investment journey. One of the tasks carried out by a good Investment Adviser is to keep you from taking actions which although human and understandable, will damage the value of your investments.
Many members of company pensions are invested in lifestyle funds. While these can be suitable, like any automated process, sometimes they can be desperately unsuitable, as you can read about in this blog post.
The first step to managing risk is to determine how much risk you need to take to achieve your objectives. This, and assessment of your attitude to risk, capacity for loss and risk tolerance informs assets allocation. As Specialist Investment Advisers we can help with this.
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Best Pension Advice is a trading name of Highfield Financial Planning, the most client focused financial services company in Ireland. We provide superior advice on Retirement Planning for all types of pension available in the Irish market. As Specialist Investment Advisers we can also help you to manage the investment of your pension to achieve your income objectives in retirement.