EB Retirement Income Strategies (EBRIS)

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EB Retirement Income Strategies (EBRIS)

In 2023, in response to client demand, we developed our EB Retirement Income Strategies (EBRIS). EBRIS is a combination of our Income and Growth portfolios:

Income Portfolios Growth Portfolios

Every fund focuses on a yield return.

A ‘slow and steady’ approach, usually with lower volatility.

Often more mature businesses than high growth options.

Return some profits immediately through dividends.

Mix of near- and long-term rewards with income and some capital growth.

More focus on capital appreciation in 5-10 years or more.

Businesses that can grow quicker by retaining profits.

Less emphasis on near-term rewards than long-term potential.

Will naturally hold more volatile investments.

No constraint on mandate of funds, other than overall return of the portfolio.

Returns can come from anywhere.

Our default EBRIS approach is an equal (i.e. 50/50) split between the Income and Growth portfolios. Depending on your individual circumstances and preferences, together we can personalise elements of the strategy – for example:

  • A greater allocation to one portfolio (e.g. Income or Growth) over the other.
  • Replacing the Growth allocation with our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Passive or Multi-Asset portfolio.
  • Investing in EBRIS alongside one of our Product Panel solutions.

Why the Standardised Approach?

Research shows that many individuals have not saved sufficiently for their retirement, so they are becoming increasingly reliant on stock market returns to maintain their lifestyle after they finish working. However, volatility in the markets post-COVID has raised concern over expectations of market returns in the years ahead. This leaves investors vulnerable to market shocks.

In these conditions, single solutions can present a heightened risk to investors, due to the possibility of a single solution focusing on a particular investment style.

EBRIS allocates investments across different asset Investment, investment styles, geographic regions, industries/sectors, fund houses and individual companies, among other categories, which helps to mitigate risk. At the same time, we believe that the combination of Income and Growth assets will give a higher probability of meeting your income requirements over the course of retirement, and avoid running out of savings (based on a 4% income requirement).

That said, there will be clear situations where a different mix of strategies, or even a single strategy, will be appropriate for you because of your unique circumstances. If you want to find out more about what would be the best solution for you, then please get in touch with your Financial Advisor.

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