Investment News – Pension funds loss and your property portfolio

Pension Funds Fall

I’ve just been reading in the papers today that pension funds lost about 17% of their value. For those playing at home, that’s about £65 billion in value a massive amount of money to be lost, and no doubt, will have a terrible but very real impact on many families.

It’s not a surprise to me at all. You see, a long time ago I decided that property was the vehicle for my retirement, and I immediately set about building my investment property portfolio and to be honest I have never looked back.

The truth is that if you don’t have at least £2 million in property value right now then you are not in a good enough financial position to retire. And now more than ever is the time to take a serious look at your financial position. You can only use “it’s not the right time to invest” as an excuse for so long. Fear and procrastination are your enemies and the longer you leave it the more you will pay in the long term.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me: the government can’t help you. Just take a look at the debt they’re running up. The pension funds can’t help you either. The commissions they make and the fees they charge just come off your bottom line. Property is really the only viable choice for most people to secure their retirement.

So make 2009 a huge year for you and your family’s future: give the team a call on +44 (0)207 923 6100 and they’ll book you in with Simon or me and together, we can map out a specific plan that suits.

Live with passion,
Brett Alegre-Wood

PS. Oh, and if you’re still thinking that it’s not a good time to invest, that the market isn’t “right”, then I invite you to come and meet with us anyway. I guarantee to show you why right now is in fact one of the best times to be investing in property whether you do it alone, or with our help.

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Gladfish. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids.