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Equity release is rebuilding its reputation and leaving a somewhat troubled past far behind. Today's equity release products are very different from those of the 1980s and 1990s, and you could argue that you now get more for your money. The practice still comes in for its fair share of criticism, but the fact remains that for many homeowners in later life it can be better value than the naysayers believe. Craig Colton of Aviva makes his case here.
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All the ingredients for reduced investment volatility.
The PruFund range aims to provide smoothed returns, removing some of the day to day fluctuations associated with direct stock market investments. Every quarter we announce the growth expectations for each of the funds in our PruFund range.
This quarter our Expected Growth Rate (EGR) for the PruFund Growth Fund is 6.0%. We hope these EGRs can offer some re-assurance on what PruFund is likely to deliver to your clients.
The proof of the pudding…is in the eating.
We launched our PruFund Growth Fund in November 2004 with the aim to deliver smoothed investment returns, setting an initial EGR of 6.6%. Over 10 years the fund has achieved an actual annualised return of 6.9%. Providing quarterly updates on growth expectation has helped advisers to confidently continue recommending PruFund to clients, providing some reassurance at review time.
See all the ingredients for smoothed returns: www.pruadviser.co.uk/10years