Bill Sharpe’s New Retirement Blog

On the verge of his 80th birthday, Sharpe, who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for his Capital Asset Pricing Model, has been writing a blog that documents his work on an open-source software tool that can help advisers and their clients test retirement income strategies.

How to Choose an Annuity Issuer

Shopping for an annuity, like shopping for a car, involves questions about the manufacturer of the product. Do their products perform as expected? Will service quality be high? Are they likely to stay in business? We show you where to look for answers.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.
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The Changing Face of Global Risk

As was the case during the global financial crisis, investors today seem to be having difficulty in estimating, pricing, and hedging a variety of tail risks properly, writes NYU professor and economics pundit Nouriel Roubini in this guest column.

Orange You Glad the Re-branding Campaign is Almost Over?

“Orange signals our optimism,” Ann Glover, the CMO of Voya Financial, told RIJ in talking about the importance of Voya's keeping the ING color as it separates from ING Group. ING US is nearing the end of its year-long rebranding effort.
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Don’t neglect the ‘middle market’: LIMRA SRI

With so many advisers and companies focusing on the high net worth investor market, America's 13 million middle-market investors continue to be neglected and underserved. Therein lies opportunity, according to LIMRA's research unit.

Genworth survey probes financial apathy

Many Americans regard financial products as too complex, or say they don’t have time to learn about finance, or are uncertain about how to get started, according to an online poll sponsored by Genworth of 1,016 Americans over age 25 with at least $50,000 in savings.