Below is a selection of current news articles focusing on retirement and the annuities market.
21 Apr 2013 - Billy Burrows looks at the case for investment-linked annuities
Billy Burrows has written a paper called Annuities at a tipping point which looks at the case for investment-linked annuities.
Sponsored by MGM and Prudential with help from Professor John Maule, a leading authority on behavioural economics, the paper suggests that those with above average sized pension funds should consider the alternatives to guaranteed annuities and especially with-profit and investment-linked annuities.
20 Apr 2013 - BBC Website
This is an article on the BBC website that comments on the new Annuities at a tipping point report by Billy Burrows and Professor John Maule. The report was commissioned by MGM Advantage and Prudential.
12 Mar 2013 - Billy Burrows writes for Bestinvest
An annuity is a very serious business wrote Jane Austen in Sense and Sensibility in 1811 and, in 2013, annuities are an even more serious business.
28 Feb 2013 - Posted by Billy Burrows
MGM Advantage has been sold to private equity firm TDR Capital for an undisclosed amount.
24 Feb 2013 - By Teresa Hunter in the Telegraph
Thousands of people due to retire in the next few years should end up with larger pensions, thanks to new rules, which will come into force next week, designed to improve the sale of annuities.
14 Feb 2013 - Billy Burrows - Financial Adviser
There is absolutely no doubt that many people have benefited from the various campaigns to increase the awareness and availability of the open market option and so the recently announced FSA OMO review is to be welcomed.
11 Feb 2013 - Billy Burrows
Will 2013 be a better year for annuities?
It is too early to tell for sure but the signs are that 2013 will be a better year for annuities as the yields on which annuities are priced are increasing. Before Christmas the yield on 15 year gilts was around 2.3% but by the beginning of February 2013 it had risen to over 2.6%.
1 Feb 2013 - BBC website
Annuity sales to be investigated by FSA - BBC website
1 Feb 2013 - Julian Knight - The Independent
FSA to investigate pensions annuity market amid fears
13 Jan 2013 - Richard Evans - Telegraph
Richard Evans writes in Telegraph - (a bit ambitious but s step in right direction)
22 Dec 2012 - Ian Cowie - Telegraph
Ian Cowie writes in the Telegraph
- 14 Dec 2012 - Billy Burrows - Money Marketing