At a vulnerable juncture in the evolution of their products, publicly-held VA issuers are feeling unprecedented pressure from Wall Street. That was made clear by speakers at the IRI Marketing Conference in New York this week.
BlackRock, the giant asset manager, is adding a lifetime income dimension to its LifePath target date funds by partnering with Brighthouse, Equitable and Voya on a service that will help 401(k) participants buy individual immediate annuities at retirement.
For weeks, interesting studies have been gushing from the National Bureau of Economic Research and elsewhere on the economic implications of COVID-19. We've selected and summarized seven of them for you.
AARP's 38 million members can now buy income annuities and fixed-rate annuities on a platform powered by fintech firm Blueprint Income. Buyers get a complimentary annual 'retirement income check-up' from a salaried, insurance-licensed adviser.
Lincoln Financial vice president Dan Hayes described the advent of volatility management mechanisms inside today's VAs funds-of-funds as comparable to the emergence of "4G" cellphone technology.
Using a risk-free rate to estimate pension asset growth would increase pension under-fundedness by 20% to 50%, Deloitte survey shows.
Standish's April outlook predicts that 10-year Treasury yields may settle into a new higher trading range between 2.25% and 3% by the end of 2012.
There's enough savings in retirement plans to pay off the U.S. national debt, with a couple of hundred billion dollars left over. Maybe we should bail out our beleaguered nation and start anew...
65-year-old Boomers won't consider themselves “old” until they reach age 79, according to a new survey by the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute.
Brief or late-breaking items from BNY Mellon, LPL Financial, MassMutual Retirement Services, Natixis Global Asset Management, Prudential Retirement, Edward Jones, BMO Global Asset Management, AllianceBernstein and the Insured Retirement Institute.
CFP Mark Cortazzo of MACRO Consulting Group says that the fee-assessment mechanism of the ARIA contingent deferred annuity taketh away even as the product's living benefit giveth.