Defined benefit (DB) or final salary pension transfer values have hit a record high, following the dramatic decline in gilt yields in recent months.
Ten years on from the financial crisis, stock markets have rocketed – but not everyone is a winner.
Gilt yields rose to over 1 per cent as sterling declined over the last week.
A dramatic recent fall in the price of high-yield bonds presents a buying opportunity, says Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset.
US equities are less expensive than they seem, according to the latest Barclays Gilt Equity study.
Investors are feeling confident about homegrown companies, with sentiment in UK shares at a record high, according to Lloyds Bank.
Government bonds, or gilts as they are commonly known, should be straightforward to understand: when the government wants to borrow money, it issues these instruments and sells them to investors.
Whether it's not having income protection or investing in gilts, there are risks you might not realise you are taking.
Income drawdown customers are being warned to prepare for their income to halve as drawdown gilt yields hit 2.5 per cent.
Investment manager Smith & Williamson (S&W) is to launch a global government bond fund this month.