Note: This chart shows the impact of moving from a portfolio with the asset allocation in Chart 1 to a portfolio consisting of Australian shares (12%), global shares (hedged) (1%), global shares (unhedged) (13%), global property securities (4%), Australian fixed income (30%), global fixed income (30%) and cash (10%).
The sudden jumps in incomes at ages 70 and 80 are due to the rising minimum incomes investors are required to draw from account based pensions as their age increases.
Historical returns aren’t a reliable indicator of future investment returns.
Source: Calculations by NAB Asset Management Services Limited and investment market data from Global Financial Data, Inc. and FactSet.
While in some cases switching to lower risk investments resulted in a short-term increase in the income the investor received, it was generally a losing strategy because it was difficult for the portfolio to recover from the significant negative returns. This could mean that an investor is drawing down more on their capital than they anticipated, so their retirement funds could run out too soon.
In planning a retirement strategy, it’s important to take into account both that negative market events could happen and that over time, markets generally recover from these. If you expect this, you’ll be more able to resist the temptation to sell out of the market, or move into a more conservative strategy, when a market slump occurs. By maintaining your investment strategy at these times, you’ll be well positioned to benefit when the market recovery happens.
If you’d like to discuss your retirement strategy, please speak to your financial adviser.
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