AWD Chase de Vere has teamed up with Lincoln Financial Group, selecting the Lincoln i2Live annuity for its new investment annuity panel.
Lincoln’s position on the panel will enable advisers to access and use any of the Lincoln funds which appear on the AWD list of approved collectives.
Launched last year, Lincoln i2Live is designed to provide customers with flexible options for each stage of retirement planning. It offers three products under one umbrella: i2Live Accumulator, i2Live Drawdown and i2Live Annuity.
Will Hale, head of distribution at Lincoln Financial Group says the addition of the product to AWD’s investment annuity panel, recognises the need for clients to consider alternative options for income in their retirement.
“With its option to remain fully invested in equities beyond the conventional annuitisation point, the Lincoln i2Live Annuity can help clients protect their pension pots against the erosion of current inflation levels – a problem affecting traditional level annuities,” he says.
The product also has a minimum income guarantee option to give clients a greater level of income protection without the risk of regular drawdown, says Hale.IFAonline
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