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The tricky balance between retirement earnings and death benefits

Bruce Cameron has written a series of articles for the DAILY MAVERICK dealing with some of the pros and cons of guaranteed annuities versus living annuities. Our CEO Deane Moore features in his latest article on retirement earnings and death benefits, and aims to clear up some misperceptions surrounding guaranteed annuities and leaving a legacy. 

Living Annuity vs Death Benefits: A tough balance

The more income you require from an investment-linked living annuity the less the death benefit you will receive. As one goes up, the other goes down. What that means is that benefits for heirs are seldom achieved. A DAILY MAVERICK op-ed explores the complexity of living annuity investments from Bruce Cameron, and why it is recommended to seek financial advice. 

Retirement feature: Steps to protect retirement income during COVID-19

CEO Deane Moore spoke to Michael Avery on CLASSIC BUSINESS about how retirees are facing the risk of not having a sustainable income for life in an environment where investment markets have crashed amid COVID-19, and retirement savings have been significantly reduced. He provides some practical solutions to protect their income for life. [Audio]

Blended living annuities deliver higher sustainable incomes

Just Product Actuary, Johann Swanepoel, featured in the April edition of MONEY MARKETING tackling the longstanding debate of which is best – a life annuity or a living annuity? At Just, we believe it is both, and a blend of the two is best.