Actuaries Without Borders… Why Not?

Experts from Aegon Global Pensions, De Nederlandsche Bank and other Dutch pension and financial consulting firms are helping the Amsterdam-based P&D Network plant the seeds for "micropension" programs in the developing world. The final part of a two-part series.

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.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.
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Czech politicians split over private pension accounts

"The current opposition is strongly against the fact that part of the contributions to the pay-as-you-go system will be transferred to the private system,” said Jiri Rusnok, director of pensions at ING Pnezijni Fond.

Bernanke Speaks. But What Did He Say?

Justin Wolfers teaches business and public policy at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The Secret to MetLife’s VA Success

MetLife was able to knock off Prudential as the top seller of variable annuities in the second quarter because it de-risked its income benefit in a way that actually improved its marketing story.