BlackRock, Microsoft & Retirement: What’s Up?

BlackRock and Microsoft's cryptic announcement of a new partnership on a platform for plan participants has puzzled industry executives, who shared their views 'on background' with RIJ. (Pictured: A rendering of the future neighborhood of BlackRock's new headquarters in New York.)

Numbernomics’ Forecast for 2019

'The stock market will climb to a record high level during 2019. But for this to happen, investment spending must continue to grow rapidly, and productivity must sustain a 2.0% pace,' writes this economist.

Honorable Mention

Fed raises benchmark rate by 25 basis points; A.M. Best affirms the ‘A’ ratings of AXA Equitable Life; DPL Financial’s insurance platform for RIAs to offer no-commission Security Benefit annuity; Contaminated baby powder could lead to ERISA suit against Johnson & Johnson; BNY Mellon to buy back more shares; Single retirees need retirement advice: LIMRA SRI.
Guest Column

The Economic War-of-Choice on China

The global economy won't be able to rely on U.S. domestic consumption as the main source of demand for another decade, so the Chinese market’s rapid growth should be welcomed by all, writes our guest columnist, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Prudential surveys ethnic, gender finances

'The average annual income for women in our sample was $52,521, compared with $84,006 for men—a difference of 37%,' according to Prudential's new survey.
Seasons Greeting

RIJ to observe the holidays next week

Retirement Income Journal will not publish on December 27, 2018, in observance of the holidays, but will reappear as usual on January 3, 2019.


December 13, 2018

Steve Vernon’s Guide to Retirement Success

Steve Vernon's latest book on retirement, "Retirement Game-Changers," teaches anyone how to win not just the game of retirement income, but the game of life-after-55. Vernon (pictured) is an actuary whose interest in...
December 6, 2018

Greetings from the First ‘Retirement Management Forum’

Some 200 members of the Investments & Wealth Institute (IWI) came to Amelia Island, Florida, this week to learn about the principles underlying the Retirement Management Advisor designation, which IWI recently added to its...
November 29, 2018

Annuities ‘Compensate’ Even Short-Lived People

'Nature wants us to pool longevity risk,' writes annuity expert Moshe Milevsky. He explains why in a new paper, 'Swimming with Sharks: Longevity, Volatility and the Value of Risk Pooling.'