In this second installment of our series on retirement risks, we examine sequence-of-returns risk: what it is, what it can cost, and how best to deal with it.
Originally a platform for distributing structured notes to broker-dealers, SIMON is adding index-linked annuities to its product suite. Prudential is both an investor and, as of today, a product provider.
Most of the annuities now on the Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade platforms are offered by mutual or foreign-owned life insurers. Lincoln Financial is the sole exception.
In MassMutual's new all-digital deferred income annuity, an adult child is the owner, and receives income when a parent (the annuitant) reaches age 91.
"Like the 8th-century Byzantine church, the nexus of Washington and Wall Street has grown corrupt," says Hutchinson, who writes the Bear's Lair column at PrudentBear.com, where this article first appeared.
The "Ruin-Contingent Life Annuity" proposed by Moshe Milevsky's QWeMA Group would liberate the guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit from the confines of variable annuities and separately-managed accounts.
With passage by the House, the bill now has to make it through "the gauntlet that is the Senate."
The measure is patterned on the Social Security Administration's annual statements, which since 1989 have informed working Americans of estimated monthly benefits based on their current earnings.
Almost half of the planners surveyed also said they gained between four and ten new retirement income clients in the last year.
Democrats plan to divert about $70 billion from what is left in the bailout fund to construction projects, credit to small businesses and aid to state and local governments.
Andy Sieg's Retirement & Philanthropic Services division is responsible for over $450 billion in client assets.