Income Manager Tool – retirement modelling you can trust
Integrated within our platform, our Income Manager Tool helps bolster your (and your client’s) understanding of the risks and uncertainties of retirement planning.
Some things to be aware of
The information on this website is for financial professionals only
The value of investments can go up as well as down
There’s no guarantee that models or funds will meet their objectives
Investors could get back less than they pay in
Past performance is no indication of future returns
Institutional quality modelling
We know there are many retirement planning tools out there. What makes ours special is the institutional quality of its modelling.
The outputs from our Income Manager Tool (IMT) are derived from data from Hymans Robertson’s Economic Scenario Service and from longevity analytics specialists Club Vita. These are the same resources used to advise DB pension schemes.
Access to Hymans’ Economic Scenario Service
What assumptions should you use when drawing up a financial plan? Historic norms? Rules of thumb?
Instead, why not consider using a forward-looking, research-based model run by experts for use in more progressive pensions management. Hymans’ Economic Scenario Service provides the stochastic forecasts produced in our IMT.
What’s great about this modelling is that it’s being retrospectively checked for tolerable accuracy by Hymans’ research team.
Map portfolios to underlying asset classes
A good picture of the future performance of markets needs to take account of what’s happening in specific portfolios.
All 200 portfolios in the Parmenion MPS range are discretely mapped back to their underlying asset classes by Hymans, not us.
Gauge life expectancy
The big unknown in retirement is how long a client will live. Our IMT accesses the Club Vita model based on three million DB pension lives.
This is superior to using ONS figures, which include everyone’s life expectancy and so under-scores more affluent advised lives. Sidestepping this potential error, the Club Vita data is also post code specific, so without intrusive medical questions, an adviser can gain a robust view of a client’s chances of living well past the norm.
Check plan viability
With a great investment model and accurate life expectancy data, all the adviser requires is an outline of portfolio size, portfolio risk level and the client’s savings and withdrawal levels to calculate the estimated chance of the financial plan succeeding.
To obtain this ‘Plan Viability’, our IMT will return this scoring attested by Hymans in seconds. This is especially useful when setting your firm’s parameters for business risk and proposition structure under PROD. Best of all, this adds massive credibility to professional advice.
Voyage into the future
As the IMT allows you to tap into an institutional model, the tool also enables you to price annuity purchase years into the future – as you’d expect if you see things from a DB scheme perspective.
Based on the client’s life expectancy and a forward-looking analysis of bond markets, this special feature supports the call for bench testing advised investment strategies against the need or desire to opt for annuity purchase in later life.
Resources to support your retirement conversations
An introduction to IMT
This detailed guide to our Income Manager tool aims to make it quick and easy for you to pick up and run with the software, and understand the underlying concepts at work.
An introduction to ClubVita
Our Income Manager Tool shows retirement income projections based on the largest longevity dataset available, thanks to our partnership with Club Vita.
Let’s Talk Retirement – the fundamentals
This report draws together key findings from our 2020 Let's Talk Retirement series. We hope you’ll find it useful in supporting the evolution of your retirement process and proposition.
With the held of our very own IMT, we dive into to everything you need to know about stochastic modelling.