GuidedChoice is the latest 401(k) advice provider to announce a platform that helps participants turn their savings into income—with or without a rollover to an IRA. (Above: CEO Sherrie Grabot.)
'Many of the decisions presented here are beyond the skills of most pre-retirees and retirees,' writes the author, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity. 'They’re going to need help.'
Bond mavens, check this out. A new SEC report describes how most of the $54-trillion dollar U.S. credit market survived last spring's financial crisis. It covers securitized 'leveraged loans,' which provide high-octane fuel for fixed indexed annuity issuers.
'Insurers can't remain wedded to product sales, which are becoming commoditized in a future that trends toward financial advice,' says industry veteran Michelle Richter, who just launched Fiduciary Insurance Services, LLC.
A return to long-term interest rates of 5% to 6% will hurt Wall Street and McMansion owners in the short-run but help most Americans in the long run, says this columnist.
In an e-mail, GuidedChoice CEO Sherrie Grabot and CIO Ming Wang answered a few of RIJ’s questions about their income planning tool for plan participants.
“We now believe plans and plan service providers would benefit from an extension of the rules applicability date,” said assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis Borzi in a statement.
Britain’s National Employers Savings Trust Corporation is hiring the three asset managers to handle portions of the new state-sponsored, employer-based defined contribution plan.
In a new think tank report, a former JP Morgan banker and Towers Watson consultant suggested that unfunded DB pensions in the U.K. should be closed by 2020 and replaced with "nominal DC schemes."
An estimated $21 billion in net new cash went into US equity funds in January 2011, making it the first month of net inflows to those funds since last April.
“The movie will make it easier for advisors to broach the issue of planning for the costs of long-term care,” said Wealth2k CEO David Macchia.
Late-breaking items from Prudential, Warren Buffett, Aon Hewitt, SPARK Institute, Insured Retirement Institute, Milliman, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Morningstar, Interactive Data Corp., and John Hancock Annuities.