Pandemic spells end for structured product strategies: 7IM

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The sharp dividend cuts expected in the UK and globally this year have blown apart the theory of relying on "natural income" in retirement from shares and bonds, with strategies that follow this approach now looking increasingly vulnerable, according to 7IM. For years, the received wisdom was that buying dividend paying stocks and bonds would enable retirees to leave their capital intact, using only the income from their investments to fund retirement. However, Matthew Yeates, senior investment manager at 7IM, says this theory - which was questionable prior to the crisis in 2020 - is ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.