Irreplaceable capital is money that must be preserved as much as possible because if it’s not, you may suffer a major change in lifestyle, which could even change the entire financial plan.
Once we have made a choice on irreplaceable capital, we then need to go back to our client factors. Do you need the income from the portfolio in the near future? If so, then we will choose a strategy which provides a greater level of income. We may choose a combination of some dividend paying stocks, some capital appreciation, term deposits and bonds.
Some clients may choose an allocation of growth investments because of the potential for return and diversification. This allocation may be a smaller part of the portfolio or a larger part, this all depends on timing.
We may view domestic investments as more or less risky, and we may use global investment strategies to ensure we have diversified investments in the portfolio. They key here is to educate and prepare clients on the added risk.
Time plays a critical role in developing strategies for retirement.