Prudential Reveals Equity Mix Remains Top Choice For Pension Investments
on: July 29, 2009, 6:11 am
Author: Jonathan Akerman
has reported that more than one in three people retiring within
the next 10 years say they would prefer their pension to be invested
partly in the stock market and the remainder in other types of
investments, according to new research*.
nationwide study shows that consumer confidence in the stock market
continues despite recent market and economic upheavals.
asked 1002 men aged 55 to 64 and women aged 50 to 59 who have
how they would want their pension
fund invested if they could choose:
35% said partly in the stock market and the remainder in other
investments (40% men, 29% women)
- 29% said only in cash or very low-risk investments (29% men,
- 22% said they did not know (18% men, 28% women)
the FTSE 100 index of leading shares hit a five-year low of 3530
in the week of 2nd March this year, it has climbed back up. Currently
the FTSE is at 4615 w/c 27 July 2009, compared to 4413 w/c 26
July 2008 so is 202 points higher than this time five years ago.**
Brown, Prudential's director of investment funds, said: "Despite
immense volatility in the stock market over the past year or so,
there is still evidence of consumer confidence in equities to
deliver a promising return for pension investments over the long-term.
is certain as well is that many people have been spooked by the
recent economic maelstrom and, unsurprisingly, would prefer their
pension to be in cash or lower risk investments as they near retirement.
seen a marked increase in the numbers of people looking for a
home for their money which they can trust, knowing that it has
a solid capital base and a long-standing history which will stand
it in good stead for the future.
think investors can feel confident in stock market opportunities
if they are given a decent choice in how they access real assets
such as the equity market. Investors can really capitalise on
the markets if they can access funds across a number of asset
classes and sectors from a range of different investment managers
allowing diversification across assets and manager styles."
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Notes to editors
* Survey conducted by Research Plus among 1,002 UK males aged
55-64 and UK females aged 50-59 between 23 and 30 April 2009 using
an online methodology
** Source: Yahoo finance FTSE 100 charts - correct as at date
of issue: 27th July 2009
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