Ben Simpson: Financial planning through uncertainty, change and complexity

Cost of complexity

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Ben Simpson returns to PA with his latest column which looks at financial planning through the lens of uncertainty, change and complexity

Editor's note: This article was drafted before the government's recent announcements on cost of living measures  In my recent article on the training of financial planning practitioners, I emphasised the need to train to acquire skills, in addition to professional qualifications. Yet, even the most skilled practitioner is likely to experience challenges to his or her planning as a result of uncertainty, change, and complexity.   There is truth in the adage that retirement (or estate) planning would be a good deal simpler if individuals knew when they would die. This, and life's other ...

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