Closing the gender gap: value of advice for fairer financial futures

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Cecilia Furner, Strategic Partnerships Director for Legal & General Retirement Solutions and panel of experts

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Half of the UK population are more likely to struggle financially in retirement. The research is clear that social inequalities weigh heavily upon the retirement savings of women. Despite progress, there’s still a £350bn advice opportunity to close the gender gap in savings and investments. In this episode of “In conversation with…” we discuss how advisers can play a critical role in finding financial fairness for women in later life. Hosted by Cecilia Furner, Strategic Partnerships Director for Legal & General, we're welcoming an expert panel, including Jane Portas, Co-Founder Insuring Women’s Futures, author of the Risks in Life Report Series and creator of the ‘6 Moments That Matter’ in financial life for improving financial futures. Jane will present insights on the Financial Life Journeys for couples in later life, highlighting considerations for financial advisers around the gender gaps that are relevant to advising women, men and couples divorcing in later life. Hilary Woodward, Cardiff School of Law and Politics and CEO of the Pensions Advisory Group will discuss the obstacles facing women in divorce and explore ‘best practice’ in pension sharing and offsetting in divorce. We will also be joined by Jane Hanlon, Mortgage Club Manager for Advise Wise to discuss the practical ways that financial advisers can help women and build client relationships that will last a lifetime. It’s a critical time to be invested in the financial futures of women; 67% of all UK household consumption is controlled or influenced by women. By 2025, it’s estimated that women will hold 69% of all wealth in the UK.

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