The 40-year-old leader of the “independent fiduciary movement” is passionate about making retirement plans more responsive to the needs of participants.
The median annual income for people over age 65 in the United States is only $18,000, including public assistance and financial help from friends and family. The average—skewed upward by the highest incomes—is almost $29,000.
Vanguard analysts put the chance of a double-dip recession at about 20%. The bond yield curve suggests only a 6% risk, but the yield curve isn't as reliably predictive as it used to be, they say.
Dual-account products offer the best of both worlds: low-cost tax-deferral with the option to move assets dynamically into a guaranteed lifetime payout vehicle over time.
With his National Retirement Security Plan, independent fiduciary Matthew Hutcheson hopes to bring lower fees, better management to small and micro retirement plans.
“It's marketed as a gap product, such as between early retirement and pension benefits or to bridge until longevity insurance kicks in,” said Tamiko Toland, an annuity industry analyst at Strategic Insight, Inc.
Alternative investments could be a trap waiting for unwary or unprepared plan sponsors and fiduciaries, Matthew Hutcheson told members of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions on July 20.
A hypothetical 45-year-old couple should save an extra $90,000 before they retire. At age 55, the same couple year-old should begin saving an extra $82,900, suggests economist Laurence Kotlikoff.
"The absence of standards for sharing necessary information among the insurance product providers and unaffiliated record keepers an impediment to more widespread access to these products," said Spark attorney Larry Goldbrum.
Lobbyists wish to "drastically erode the modest pensions of millions of public sector workers," said Derek Simpson of Unite, Britain's largest union.
Newkirk Products, Inc., has agreed to distribute NewRiver’s Prospectus Express product in the 401(k) and 403(b) markets via Newkirk’s Fund Central platform.