Roll Over, Rollovers: ‘Roll-Ins’ Have Arrived

Retirement Clearinghouse (formerly RolloverSystems) CEO Spencer Williams wants people to consolidate (roll in) their retirement accounts in their current 401(k)s. It would mean fewer ‘stranded’ retirement accounts and less ‘leakage,’ he claims.

Beware the ‘Specialized’ ETFs

In this month's Research Roundup, RIJ shares four recent academic papers on the proliferation of ETFs, the danger (or not) of national debt, rational inflation expectations, and the impact of recent changes in RMD rules.

Jackson National Puts Its Future in Veteran Hands

Laura Prieskorn (left) and Marcia Wadsten are the new CEO and CFO of Jackson National Life. The leading seller of variable annuities in the US is in the process of demerging from its long-time British owner, Prudential plc.

Which ‘Dependency Ratio’ Should We Use?

Economists typically use the 'aged dependency ratio' to show the burden of the Social Security program on workers. But the 'total dependency ratio' might be more informative. (Photo by Johann Walter Bantz.)
Featured

I Survived the Frontline Broadcast

The expose's whole approach implied, sadly, that even after three decades of exposure to and participation in 401(k) programs, most Americans are still in the dark about them.
News

Treasury yields will lift at year-end: BNY Mellon

When Treasury yields begin to rise, the increase is likely to be gradual, resembling the rise in 2004 rather than the sudden increase which occurred in 1994, BNY Mellon's Standish fixed income unit believes.

The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from or about Goldman Sachs, Transamerica Retirement Services, Lincoln Financial Network, Fidelity Investments, and BNY Mellon.