A Time to Laugh, or Cry

Just in time for the Insured Retirement Institute annual meeting in San Diego September 9-11, LIMRA and Morningstar have released their first-half variable annuity sales reports.

The Key to Turning On 401(k) Annuities

Micruity, a tech startup with a 30-year-old CEO, says it has the "middleware" that can integrate 401(k) plans and annuity issuers. Will the retirement industry listen?

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.

Why Growth Matters More Than Debt

The author explains why the national debt shouldn't terrify us. This article first appeared last January in The American, the publication of the American Enterprise Institute.

Participants better off in TDFs: The Principal

TDFs are better because they offer wide diversification, automatic rebalancing, and age-appropriate asset allocations, says this TDF marketer. But should all young people have high equity allocations?

Young guns want to eat your lunch

Seattle-based FutureAdvisor just raised $5 million in new venture capital. The high-tech startup already ‘analyzes’ $4 billion in client assets and claims to offer guidance to 11 million 401(k) participants.

Letter to the Editor

Jeffrey Dellinger, actuary and president of Longevity Risk Management Corp. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., comments on a recent RIJ article.