FIA: Unofficial MVP of the LIMRA Conference

Fixed indexed annuities will “increase their dominant position in the individual U.S. annuity market” and “approach variable annuity sales levels over the next five years,” predicted actuary Tim Pfeifer at the Retirement Industry Conference in Arlington, Va., last week.

The Key to Turning On 401(k) Annuities

Micruity, a tech startup with a 30-year-old CEO, says it has the "middleware" that can integrate 401(k) plans and annuity issuers. Will the retirement industry listen?

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

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.
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Voya Hires New Retirement Chief

Charles P. Nelson (pictured) will lead Voya Financial's individual and institutional retirement businesses after serving more than 30 years at Great-West Financial. He fills a management gap left by the sudden departure of Voya Retirement Solutions chief Maliz Beams last fall.

Question: Can the DOL regulate advice on IRAs?

Last week, after almost five years of deliberation, the Department of Labor asserted its right to police the financial advice that individual IRA owners are given. What gives the agency that right, or that power?
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Video: Elizabeth Warren at the National Press Club

Sen. Warren spoke in favor of greater financial regulation at the annual Hyman Minsky Conference, sponsored by the Levy Economics Institute and held this year at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15.