The complex deal at the heart of the SEC’s case against Goldman Sachs may reveal Wall Street to be a labyrinth or casino, but it doesn’t necessarily establish fraud.
This year I'm claiming the Social Security benefits that I've earned on my own work record. I'm old enough now to be truly thankful for Social Security, whose future is precisely as certain, as fair, and as bountiful as we decide it will be.
'Insurance Solutions' groups use private assets to boost the returns of life/annuity company investment portfolios. RIJ talks with Todd Fonner of Investcorp Insurance Solutions about this trend.
American Equity Investment Life’s ‘AEL 2.0’ strategy is designed to help it thrive even in a low yield environment. Allocating up to 40% of its money to ‘private assets’ is key to the fixed annuity specialist's plan.
"SecureFoundation" wraps a lifetime income rider around a set of proprietary target date funds for an all-in annual fee of 160 basis points.
A PIMCO executive’s new book is an ode to custom target date funds—and offers a glimpse of the Allianz unit’s retirement business strategy going forward.
"The sustainability of any positive trends in AIG's operations depends on how well it manages its business in this current economic environment," said a new GAO report.
Wells Fargo & Co. accounted for $678 million, or almost 26%, of bank annuity fee income in 2009, thanks to its acquisition of the perennial leader in bank annuity sales, Wachovia Bank.
Aruna Hobbs, who joined New York Life in November 2009 from AEGON Insurance, will lead the new unit.
The Market Stabilizer Option offers a rate of return tied to the S&P 500 Price Return index, up to a growth cap. It also provides a downside buffer of up to 25% if the index underperforms.
Under an Agriculture Committee-backed bill, insurers who use derivatives to hedge against interest rate risk would have to use standardized derivatives contracts listed on exchanges.
Participants in Vanguard-administered plans put $21.4 billion into target-date funds in 2009, up from $680 million five years earlier.
“Robust equity markets” markedly improved earnings in both group and annuity operations.