Income+, a process-driven, product-neutral income program for 401(k) managed account clients, could alter the competitive landscape of the retirement industry.
At the LIMRA-Society of Actuaries Retirement Industry Conference in Baltimore last week, Scott Stolz from Raymond James, Greg Jaeck from Edward Jones and Jarrod Fisher from Simplicity Financial Distributors delivered frank opinions about annuities and annuity issuers.
Many factors are driving the increase in indexed annuity sales: More manufacturers, better products, more distributors, competitive commissions, aging boomers, and relaxed regulation. But does the bubble contain the seeds of its own deflation?
Israel has found that even a mandatory defined contribution system can’t resolve all of the behavioral, economic, or administrative issues that prevent low-income and minority workers from saving for retirement. (Photo: Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.)
Financial Engines CIO Chris Jones answers questions about his firm’s new in-plan income program.
Among other things, the Fidelity Income Strategy Evaluator illustrates the trade-offs of a variety of income-generating portfolios, which may include stocks, bonds, cash and/or annuities.
"GuidedSpending was designed to replace the overly simplistic ‘4% rule’ approach long used by financial planners," said GuidedChoice in a release.
If the life expectancy of its pensioners improves at a greater rate than specified in the contract, the Pall UK Pension Fund receives an insurance payout from JP Morgan.
When it comes to saving for retirement, the ability to delay gratification seems to matter as much or more than the ability to understand investment concepts.
The autobiography of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and the report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have a few things in common.