A Policy Dynamo Touts ‘Dynamic Pensions’

Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, an actuary and retirement policy expert at Canada's National Institute on Aging, claims that a non-guaranteed lifetime income tool could generate more income than any annuities. Tontines, anyone?
Anecdotal Evidence

Will Buy-Out Firms Buy Out Medicare?

'Direct Contracting,' as the experiment is called, could put private equity (PE) firms between doctors and patients.  

Breaking News

Labor Department investigates Alight, a major recordkeeper; Timber Operators transfer $245 million in pension risks to Prudential; Lincoln enhances its flagship fixed indexed annuity; Price of pension risk transfer is 99.9% of liabilities: Milliman.


February 17, 2022

RIAs, 401(k)s, and Annuities: Is This the Future?

Managed accounts are one way to build annuities into 401(k) plans. Morningstar is bundling Hueler Income Solutions into its managed accounts, giving participants an easy path to an income annuity purchase.
February 10, 2022

Origins of the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Strategy

This month's Roundup includes research on regulatory arbitrage by US life insurers; how income and wealth affect longevity; the intersection of pensions, trade and immigration; using home equity to finance long-term care; the cost...
February 3, 2022

A New Alt-Asset Manager Enters the ‘Bermuda Triangle’

Since mid-2021, Sixth Street Partners has done reinsurance and investment deals with Lincoln Financial, Allianz Life and Principal Financial. The asset manager and its affiliates now manage $111 billion in insurance assets and surplus.