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Equilibrium founder Colin Lawson recently presented a ‘life after a defined benefit pension transfer’ live stream. We have put together a summary of the questions asked by the viewers on the day.

So, you have made the irreversible decision to transfer your defined benefit pension scheme, and in doing so you have accepted a lifetime of managing risk. You were prepared for the possibility that you would experience ups and downs in markets, but now that big losses have become a reality, how has it made you feel?

Pensions in general are rarely seen as exciting or ‘sexy’ investments. For the younger generation, retirement is too far off to be seen as anything other than a distant landmark. Particularly in today’s culture of instant gratification, why should setting up a policy for your grandchildren be considered when they, of course, want everything now?

This week’s roundup includes news that UK consumer spending growth has fallen to a record low, the government has new proposals to end the NHS pensions row and energy prices will fall for millions of people.

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