Lion’s Share

ING U.S. Retirement will combine its own target date funds with the AllianceBernstein three-insurer annuity platform to offer a lifetime income option to its 52,000 small and mid-sized plans.

How Debt Affects Retirement

“Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy," was the theme of the 65th annual symposium of the Wharton School's Pension Research Council, held last week in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kitchen and retirement makeovers sometimes occur in tandem.)
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It’s No Joke: The Fed’s Comic Book is Wrong

The educational comic book from the New York Fed means well but perpetuates the myth that money was created in the private sector to facilitate barter and enabled commerce to flourish. History shows otherwise.
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Annuities that Pay Cash Back Rewards

Gainbridge, a insur-tech startup, aims to sell fixed deferred and period certain income annuities online. Its sister company, Relay, uses annuities to fund cash back rewards cards. Both firms are part of Group1001 (formerly Delaware Life Holdings).
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The Deleveraging Blues

After a credit boom and bust, we face a long period of spending less and saving more, writes the well-known author and NYU Stern School professor.
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Bond funds grow, stock funds shrink in 2011

Bond funds saw net inflows of $116 billion during 2011, while equity funds saw net outflows of $51 billion for the year, according to Strategic Insight.
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Wirehouses are down but far from out: Cerulli

Although their headcount is down and their images are tarnished, wirehouses remain the kings of investment distribution, according to a report from Cerulli Associates.
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The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking news from Jefferson National, Lincoln Financial, and F-Squared Investments.
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The Abandonment of an Ideal

The gulf between the reality of wealth distribution in America and our ideal wealth distribution is what the “one-percent” controversy is really about.