The Best Retirement Research of 2011

What were the most significant decumulation research papers published last year? These ten articles can certainly claim to be among them.

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.
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Vocal reactions to the New 401(k) Rules

Professionals from across the retirement income industry express their views of the DoL/Treasury announcement last week on fee disclosure and annuities.

An Interview with David Wray

Don't expect participants to revolt when they see how high their 401k fees are, and don't expect 12b-1 fees to disappear, said the president of the PSCA. But the problem of 'fee bracket creep' should be fixed by new federal rules.
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Brief or late-breaking items from the Retirement Income Industry Association, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investors Association, Lincoln Financial, and Prudential Retirement.