Advisers warn market volatility will threaten retirement plans

More than half expect clients to postpone or change plans

Isabel Baxter
clock • 2 min read

Market volatility driven by economic and political uncertainty is set to threaten most clients’ investments and retirement plans over the next 12 months, according to Wesleyan.

Its poll of financial advisers revealed that two-thirds (63%) of advisers believe the performance of their clients' investments will come under threat due to market volatility in the next year, with a fifth (21%) believing the threat is significant. More than half (51%) of advisers also expect the majority of their clients at or near retirement to postpone or change their retirement plans due to the threat of market volatility over the same period. Advisers were also asked what factors they expected to be the most significant contributors to market volatility. Uncertainty over the ...

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