Who Knew? Actuaries Have Two-Sided Brains

Every other year for the past two decades, the Society of Actuaries has sponsored a 'speculative' fiction-writing contest for actuaries. The winners of this year's contest were announced yesterday.

The Fine Madness of the 401(k) Business

Most of the workshops and discussions at the NAPA Summit in San Diego were devoted not to the pending DoL fiduciary proposal but to potential solutions to the problems that retirement plan advisors grapple with every working day.
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What is the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council?

The IALC is a three-year-old advocacy group representing fixed indexed annuity manufacturers, with former North Dakota insurance commissioner Jim Poolman as executive director.

Seniors Weren’t ‘Thrown Under Bus’

In this excerpt from the former Fed chairman's first blog post at the Brookings Institution website, he defends himself against the charge that his low interest rate policy has been bad for retirees.
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