31st August 2023
Adjusting your investment portfolio with age
IS YOUR ASSET ALLOCATION ALIGNED WITH YOUR RISK TOLERANCE?
Your retirement portfolio serves as crucial financial support for an enjoyable retirement. Retirees with substantial portfolios may enjoy living off returns without touching the principal. However, those with smaller portfolios will likely need to access their funds eventually.
Seeking professional guidance on your investment objectives can offer valuable insights into the ideal frequency for rebalancing your retirement portfolio, ensuring that your asset allocation consistently aligns with your risk tolerance.
WHY REBALANCING IS IMPORTANT MAINTAINING YOUR DESIRED ASSET ALLOCATION
Over time, your portfolio’s asset allocation may shift due to market fluctuations. Rebalancing helps you maintain your desired allocation, ensuring that your investments align with your risk tolerance and long-term objectives.
If left unchecked, your portfolio may become too heavily weighted in one asset class, exposing you to more risk than initially intended. Rebalancing allows you to redistribute your investments and maintain an appropriate level of risk.
OPPORTUNITY FOR REASSESSMENT
Regularly reviewing your portfolio allows you to re-evaluate your investment strategy and adjust as needed. This can be particularly important when your financial needs and goals may change during retirement.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REBALANCE
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the ideal frequency will depend on your…
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This article does not constitute tax or legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. For guidance, seek professional advice.
A pension is a long-term investment not normally accessible until age 55 (57 from April 2028 unless plan has a protected pension age).
The value of your investments (and any income from them) can go down as well as up, which would have an impact on the level of pension benefits available. Your pension income could also be affected by the interest rates at the time your take your benefits.