At LIMRA's 2010 Retirement Industry Conference, consultant Timothy Pfeifer identified the deferred and immediate products that he thinks are ideal for insurers, distributors and investors today.
Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.
In her new book, 'The Deficit Myth,' Stephanie Kelton explains Modern Monetary Theory--and how we can afford a lot more as a nation than we think we can.
The deal, part of a trend in private-equity acquisitions of life/annuity properties that began a decade ago, makes KKR about one-third larger. The trend tailwind: low rates.
Surz, the president of San Clemente, CA-based Target Date Solutions, uses proprietary tools to dissect the first quarter's equity returns.
Joe Bellersen, president of Qualified Annuity Services, Inc., explains how employer plans lost their guaranteed income mojo over the past 30 years, and offers advice on how they might get it back.
But 'we are already seeing that pent-up demand is driving increased M&A activity in most sectors of the insurance market,' said the director of research at Conning Research and Consulting.
"Guaranteed income in our view is the emerging business opportunity in the annuity space," said Liam McGee.
The conservative think tank offers 39 charts on 'runaway federal spending' for free downloading.
Intended to simulate a visit to MassMutual's Springfield, Mass., headquarters, the virtual tour introduces viewers to the firm's retirement plan services.
'FINRA failed not just in Lehman, but Bear Stearns and AIG as well, yet has not been the subject of any investigative action,' says the Alliance for Economic Stability.