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1. The act, process, or result of reducing or depleting: the drawdown of oil supplies; a drawdown of investment capital.
2. A lowering of the water level in a reservoir or other body of water.
3. A reduction of military personnel in a deployment.


1. a depletion or reduction, for example of supplies
2. (Stock Exchange) a continuous decline in an investment or fund, usually expressed as a percentage between its highest and lowest levels
3. (Civil Engineering) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth
4. (Environmental Science) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth



1. a lowering of water surface level, as in a well.
2. a reduction or depletion.
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AS announced by the Chancellor George Osborne last September, from April 6, 2015, individuals will have the freedom to pass on their unused defined contribution (DC) pension savings to any nominated beneficiary when they die, and the current 55% tax charge that applies to lump sums paid from drawdown funds (when death occurs both before and after age 75) and uncrystallised funds (when death occurs after age 75) will be abolished.
Envelope contracting companies up to 50% drawdown obligation.
The optimizer feature in Dynamic Investor Pro allows an investor to set personal goals for total return, minimum drawdown losses and their desired level for percentage of winning trades.
Income drawdown will be known as flexi-access drawdown (FAD).
Perhaps the most important take-away is the Army can, and should, use the current drawdown constructively.
Therefore, unless your pension provider has placed particular restrictions on your policy and refuses to give effect to the increase in the maximum drawdown rate (and I see no reason why they ought to do so), you are able to increase the amount of drawdown income you receive, up to 120% of the comparable single life annuity.
Final results from that drawdown were not immediately available, Taylor said.
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), in partnership with the Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), has released the first-ever handbook on drawdown operations written for all levels of Army sustainment.
Amid reports in a section of US newspaper that the Obama Administration is seeking a shift in its strategy in the country, the Pentagon said drawdown from Afghanistan between now and 2014 would be steady and conditions based.
President Barack Obama would make a decision "soon" about the drawdown of U.
A FROM April 6, new pension drawdown rules came into force, giving investors more flexibility and control over pension options when they retire.