Income+, a process-driven, product-neutral income program for 401(k) managed account clients, could alter the competitive landscape of the retirement industry.
A mountain biker needs 18 or 21 gears to smooth a path over rocks and through arroyos. Index-linked annuities now collectively offer some 140 index choices. Hybrid indices can theoretically smooth an investor’s path through rocky markets--but they're complicated.
Every June, RIJ focuses on indexed annuities. Last year, we studied options in indexed annuities. This year we consider the indexes themselves, especially 'hybrid' and 'volatility-controlled' indexes. Bryan Anderson, Don Dady and David Lau weighed in.
In this month's roundup, we learn that CEOs pay little attention to inflation. We also find out why retirees keep saving, why "centaurs" pick stocks so well, which financial biases keep people poor, and how working longer affects male mortality.
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.