Withdrawal strategy in wealth management and investing refer to the approaches investors use to access their investment returns or principal over time.
The decision on choosing the specific withdrawal strategy should align with the investor’s financial goals, risk appetite, and the specific circumstances of his investment portfolio.
There are multiple, widely known, withdrawal strategies available for investors, however, we can underline a couple of the most popular.
1. Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP)
SWP is utilized widely in all spheres of investing, especially in retirement planning. Mostly because it entails the regular withdrawals of fixed amounts in regular time frames. Which can be executed with simplicity.
2. Percentage of Portfolio Withdrawals (e.g., 4% Rule)
This is another quite popular withdrawal strategy which involves the withdrawal of 4% from the initial portfolio, plus the inflation rate.
Percentage Portfolio Withdrawal allows investors to stay sustainable within their portfolio investment without any complex calculations. But on the flip side it is very susceptible to the risks of high inflation.
3. Bucket Strategy.
If we talk about the holistic approaches to withdrawals, then the Bucket Strategy is one of them.
Investors allocate their portfolios into different buckets based on time horizons, ensuring they have short-term funds for immediate needs and long-term investments for future growth.
It provides a reliable way to navigate through the volatile times on the market.
That said, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for withdrawal strategy. All things must be considered when choosing the right withdrawal method.
Consulting with an ISEC WM financial advisor can help individuals tailor a withdrawal strategy that best suits their needs and objectives.
Risk Warning: The information in this article is presented for general information and shall be treated as a marketing communication only. This analysis is not a recommendation to sell or buy any instrument. Investing in financial instruments involves a high degree of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Trading in financial instruments can result in both an increase and a decrease in capital. Please refer to our Risk Disclosure available on our web site for further information.