Perhaps the most pointed aspect of the bill, H.R. 6484, is its requirement that states use Treasury rates, which are historically low, to discount pension obligations and calculate funding requirements.
Constant proportion portfolio insurance, or CPPI, has helped Prudential attract crowds to its Highest Daily VA. Now other insurers are wondering if they should employ CPPI.
To make sure that the glide paths of plan participants' TDFs lead to a 'safe landing,' asset manager AllianceBernstein has enlisted three insurers--AXA Equitable, Lincoln and Nationwide--to equip them with stand-alone living benefits.
Manish Malhotra’s FIAP platform, set to launch next year, will enable advisors to build retirement income streams out of laddered TIPS, immediate annuities, and withdrawals from balanced portfolios.
A guaranteed income rider makes as much sense on an FIA as it does on a VA and should not be dismissed out of hand, says Garth Bernard, president and CEO of Sharper Financial Group.
Steve Deschenes, senior vice president and general manager for annuities at Sun Life Financial (U.S.), told RIJ, “This is not re-starting the variable annuity arms race. It’s a prudent tradeoff between risk management” and attractive guarantees.
“The agency is changing its withdrawal policy because recent media articles have promoted the use of the current policy as a means for retired beneficiaries to acquire an ‘interest-free loan,’” according to the agency.
Life insurers "are expected to increase the ease of doing business through investments in technology and lower their resource costs through shared services, offshore captives and outsourcing," an Ernst & Young whitepaper said.
After 22 consecutive months of net inflows, municipal-bond funds saw net outflows of $7.6 billion in November.
A study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for the MetLife Mature Market Institute estimates the median inheritance per person at $64,000. $2.4 trillion has already been received.
A Medicaid annuity allows a couple to zero out its assets, qualify for subsidized long-term care for the ill spouse and provide an income for the non-institutionalized spouse by putting money in a particular type of SPIA.
People with defined contribution pension accounts will no longer have to buy annuities by age 75, and may take out up to a years’ worth of funds before retirement.
Late-breaking items from Guardian, New York Life, Milliman, ING, Principal, Allianz Life, EBRI, MassMutual and more...