Trident Consulting’s US network partner comments in the attached article on the regime for required distributions from accumulated retirement funds in the USA. The difficulty is that parameters for drawing down retirement funds were set in the past when life expectancy was shorter than today. The regime for drawing down funds in Ireland is much more extreme than in the USA and requires those with Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs) to draw down funds at a level which will deplete the fund meaning that the income in later years will inevitably be lower than the income in the first years after retirement. gaps-usa-article-required-distributions-from-retirement-plans.
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