Since the publication of our Pension Freedoms paper in July 2015 (direct link here for those who have not yet read this), AKG has continued to closely monitor retirement market developments. Given AKG’s core focus on company assessments we have been, and remain so, keen to assess strategic developments in this area from key market stakeholders.
We do however also carry out bespoke reviews of products and propositions as part of our wider services to the market. In recent times we have been commissioned by both Royal London and Partnership to independently assess and review new solutions in the retirement market. There reports are written with an adviser audience in mind.
Royal London has recently launched a new Drawdown Governance Service for use within financial planning businesses and the AKG review of this new drawdown focused service can be accessed here.
AKG has also assessed the Partnership Enhanced Retirement Account, Partnership’s hybrid annuity/drawdown product, which was launched in response to the pension freedoms changes. AKG’s review of this product can be accessed here.
Please let us know if you would like to see any other areas of the retirement market covered in greater detail by AKG.