Lonsec Retire...investment intelligence for retirement

Lonsec Retire is a central point of access for objectives-based retirement portfolio construction innovation and thought leadership, giving financial advisers the tools and strategies to provide better retirement solutions for their clients.

We offer a comprehensive service to subscribers across three advice modules - Research, Solutions and Industry Panel.


Latest research

Industry Panel

The Industry Panel brings together a select range of thought leaders who specialise in retirement strategies and advice. Recent contributions from the Panel include:

  • Invesco discusses some of the psychological barriers to saving for retirement.
  • IML discusses the misperception that equity income investing is as easy as ranking the market's highest yielding stocks.
  • Plato Investment Management discusses the dividend opportunities among global stocks that many Australian investors are ignoring.
  • SSgA argues that focusing blindly on recent dividends and ignoring other company fundamentals can be at the expense of shorter-term return and risk objectives.
  • BT Investment Management puts recent market swings into perspective and discusses some of the many benefits that staying invested for the longer term can bring.
  • Invesco discusses how multi-asset investing can help smooth the investment journey for retirees.
  • Macquarie Investment Management seeks to explain sequence of return risk and to show its impact is magnified by increasing the level of income drawn from a portfolio.
  • AB explores a potential solution to one of the Australian superannuation industry’s biggest challenges—helping plan members make the transition to retirement.
  • Colonial First State Investments applies lessons from traditional income asset classes to equity markets and discusses the implications of such strategies

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Introducing GBA

Lonsec Retire is excited to announce the launch of its Goals Based Analysis (GBA) tool for financial advisers.

By considering your client’s future behavioural, economic and investment factors, GBA helps forecast likely outcomes, giving your client confidence in their current retirement strategy or allowing them to consider remodelling their strategy in case the future’s looking less bright than they anticipated.

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Perspective: Mortality Credits: A Primer

Mortality credits are a potentially valuable source of return for longer-lived retirees. They rely on pooling between survivors and other investors, such as those who surrender their contract or those who die early.

This paper analyses the potential mortality credits available in a range of annuity products, and illustrates the importance of understanding annuity product features, such as liquidity conditions, as these have a material impact on investor returns.

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The Age Pension Series

From an Australian perspective, the age pension is perhaps the most important consideration for retirees and is in many ways the perfect retirement income product. Surprisingly, it is largely neglected when detailed analysis of client outcomes are considered.

The Age Pension Series looks at the dynamics of the age pension within an Australian context and assesses the implications for retirement planning and associated strategies.

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Retirement Chart Pack

The Chart Pack can be used with clients to discuss common concepts relating to retiree financial planning.

Topics covered include sequencing risk, longevity risk, the tradeoff between longevity and certainty, objectives based portfolio construction and stages of the investment lifecycle.

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Retirement Lifestyle Portfolios

The Retirement Lifestyle Portfolios are objectives based portfolios focusing on delivering a sustainable level of income in retirement, as well as generating capital growth.

Three portfolios have been constructed to provide advisers flexibility in terms of meeting retirees' income and capital objectives, which will vary depending on individual circumstances and lifestyle goals.

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Recent Activity

Bumpy banks: How retirees can smooth the ride

Date November 29th 2016
Author Hamish FitzSimons, Portfolio Manager - Australian Equities, AB
Category Blog

Retirees want two things from their portfolios above all else: a steady income, and some ability to withstand market volatility. But what should they do when some of their best income stocks are volatile?

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Bonding with your future self to help boost retirement savings

Date November 17th 2016
Author Dr. Hal Hershfield, Asst. Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Category Blog

A key problem for working households today is that their retirement savings cannot keep up with longer life expectancies. And while many people feel they don’t have enough money to spare for retirement savings, some of the biggest barriers to saving are in fact psychological—that because we don’t know our future selves we spend more today rather than save more for retirement.

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Debunking the ‘long-term’ view

Date November 14th 2016
Author Michael Armitage, Milliman
Category Blog

Investors know that growth assets such as shares and property typically deliver strong long-term returns. What they don’t know is that the long-term may be much longer than they’re prepared for and the risks on the journey far greater than imagined.

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