TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - "How much money will I have when I'm 65 years
"Will my money run out if I make it past 76?"
"What will be my average golf score when I'm 88?"
These are just a few of the questions that many Canadians might ask
themselves if they could peer into the future and check up on exact
timelines during their golden years. The launch of the Russell
Retirement Calculator at www.russell.com/ca actually gives investors the opportunity to instantly see their
estimated portfolio values and remaining assets at any age during
retirement by sliding their mouse across various points on the
"The Russell Retirement Calculator almost acts as a personal retirement
planning time machine. It allows Canadians to see what the future might
look like at any point of their lives. Detailed results are based on
their current age, expected retirement age, income, annual savings, and
portfolio value - which can all be inputted in seconds," explains Fred
Pinto, Managing Director of Distribution Services at Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell).
"The Calculator offers investors a detailed glimpse into their financial
future at all ages and stages of retirement. But it is also incredibly
easy to use - just a few quick inputs, click, and slide."
John Smith is an example of someone who would use the online calculator
to get a better idea of his financial picture. Smith is 45 years old
and would like to retire when he's 65. He inputs his current portfolio
value as $250,000. His current gross annual income is $100,000 and his
initial annual savings is $10,000.
According to the Russell Retirement Calculator, Smith's portfolio value
at age 65 would be $1,477,541. If he slides over to age 76, he will
instantly see that his estimated retirement portfolio value would be
"The Russell Retirement Calculator is part of our ongoing commitment
towards helping investors better understand retirement planning.
Hopefully, the Calculator can encourage more Canadians to start
preparing for their future by discussing their findings with a trusted
financial advisor," says David O'Brien, a director at Russell working
in the Calgary region.
"It's never too late or too early to get started thinking about the
For more information about the Russell Retirement Calculator, visit: www.russell.com/ca
About Russell Investments
Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is a global financial services firm
that serves institutional investors, financial advisers and individuals
in more than 40 countries. The firm has $140 billion in assets under
management (as of 06/30/10) in its mutual funds, retirement products,
and institutional funds.
Russell Canada was recently named the #1 fastest growing money manager
in Benefits Canada's 2010 Top 40 Money Managers Report. For more information about how Russell helps to improve financial
security for people, visit us at www.russell.com/ca.
SOURCE Russell Investments Canada Limited
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