PP Investment Conference 2010: Members must open up to risk

Jenna Towler

Individuals must open themselves up to investment risk or they will be poor in retirement, Professional Pensions Investment Conference delegates were told.

Columnist for IFAonline's sister title Investment Week, David Stevenson (pictured) said risk aversion is a massive problem in the UK and will hamper people's pension building potential. He said: "If they are not willing to take risk they are going to have a poor retirement. It is as simple as that." Stevenson said Personal Accounts Delivery Authority research revealed almost 40% of people in their early 20s were unwilling to take risk, a statistic he found "astonishing". He added: "We have a long-term problem here." Stevenson also said it was interesting investors still have "pr...

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