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.

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.

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.