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HLD Investment Proposition Update - Quarter 4 2021

Hawthorn Life continually reviews its fund offering to ensure it remains fit for purpose. Following our latest review, we have decided to close the HLL Invesco Monthly Income Plus fund and the HLL Invesco Distribution fund.

1. HLL Invesco Monthly Income Plus

Closing Fund Replacement Fund (New)
HLL Invesco Monthly Income Plus HLL Jupiter Strategic Bond

2. HLL Invesco Distribution

After discussions with Morningstar Investment Management, we found that no direct replacement for this fund is available within the Mixed Investment 20-60% sector. As per our terms and conditions, in the event we cannot find a direct replacement fund, we will transfer your investment in the closing fund into a fund with investment objectives we believe to be similar or more conservative.

Closing Fund Replacement Fund (Existing)
HLL Invesco Distribution HLL Rising Income Portfolio

We will be writing to clients invested in the closing funds to outline the options available to them. We will also be writing to Financial Advisers that have clients invested in the closing fund.

The two closing funds will close on the 12th November 2021 and the new fund, HLL Jupiter Strategic Bond, will be available for self-selection on the 15th November 2021. The HLL Rising Income Portfolio is currently available for selection.

For more information on the funds currently available, please click on 'Pensions' or 'Investment Bonds' in the header banner above.


BREXIT UPDATE

Post 31/12/2020, Hawthorn Life is not proposing to make any changes to how we service your policy. We intend to continue to honour our obligations and commitments to clients.

Hawthorn Life DAC is an Irish insurance company incorporated in Dublin, Ireland. We are committed to ensuring that we are able to administer our policies and paying regular income and claims in line with the new UK/EU relationship and the emerging UK regulatory environment. You can be assured that we are a strong, secure organisation and that we have our customers’ best interests at heart.

We are not proposing to make any changes to how we service your policy as a consequence of Brexit. We will continue to be authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and by both the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. In practical terms, we are not planning any changes to our processes or to the customer services which we provide to you. Hawthorn Life will continue to administer your policy, make regular income payments and pay all valid claims. Your policy will continue to be governed by English law.

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that our focus on servicing your policy and paying claims will not change post 31/12/2020. You will still be able to exercise the options on your policy in line with your Terms and Conditions and we will continue to administer it as we do now.


COVID-19 Update

Hawthorn Life continues to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation and is reviewing Government public health guidelines as they become available.

Whilst our staff predominantly continue to work from home, we are currently working on developing a safe return to work programme.

Hawthorn Life remains committed to fulfilling our obligations and honouring our products’ terms and conditions including making any payments due to you. We also strive to deliver our services to our usual operating standards despite the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions.

The safety and wellbeing of all our employees, clients, and communities as a whole continues to be our priority as well as ensuring our critical business functions remain operational. Thank you for your patience and continued support during this time.

Our customer service team is available to help and support you as usual.


Financial Advice

Before you make any decisions, we would strongly recommend you speak to your Financial Adviser. If you do not have a financial adviser, you can find one in your area by visiting https://www.unbiased.co.uk. Please note that seeking guidance or advice is a key part of protecting yourself and your family when making any important decision.


Pension Wise. Your Money. Your Choice

We encourage you to take advantage of Pension Wise which is a free and impartial service set up by HM Treasury to help you to understand what your options are for taking the benefits from your Pension. You will be able to get help on the Pension Wise website, over the phone or face to face about the following:

  • what you can do with your pension pot;
  • the different pension types and how they work; and
  • what is tax-free and what is not.

To find out more information about this new service please visit https://www.gov.uk/pensionwise. Alternatively, phone or face to face meetings can be arranged by calling 0800 138 3944 between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.


Other useful links

You can find more information about the changes introduced by the 2014 budget by visiting: