Financial Engines CEO Jeff Maggioncalda expects his firm to roll out an in-plan income option to DC participants in late 2010 or early 2011. He won't reveal details, but there are clues to his intentions. Photo by Robyn Basso.
Who do advisors think of first when asked to name a variable annuity provider? The just-published 2010 Advisor Brandscape from Cogent Research reveals that and much more.
Social Security turns 75 on Saturday, and pressure to raise the claiming age for full benefits is rising. But that would hurt the least well-off most, said experts at the Retirement Research Consortium meeting in Washington last week.
The 40-year-old leader of the “independent fiduciary movement” is passionate about making retirement plans more responsive to the needs of participants.
Jack Marrion and friends offer hard evidence that FIAs pay off when other investments don't. Their analysis is compelling, but I'm not ready to convert.
... Because the fall conference season is about to begin. It starts after school opens and ends by Thanksgiving.
In Singapore, HSBC Insurance has unveiled a new annuity contract called SecureIncome to help Singaporeans save for retirement. The product appears to beat putting money under the mattress, but not by much.
Participants in 14 pension funds in the Netherlands are facing benefit cuts in the wake of the financial crisis.
The glide path for Retirement Choices portfolios features a lower allocation to equities and slopes down at a faster pace than it does for the Retirement Living portfolios.
The account combines Investors Capital Advisory Services’ series of asset allocation models with a stand-alone living benefit that offers investors a guaranteed 5% lifetime income stream.
As a country, the U.S. owes its bondholders almost $13.4 trillion. As individuals, Americans owe about $11.2 trillion. Unlike the national debt, however, household debt recently fell--for the first time in four years.