AXA Equitable Life (and its trademark gorilla) have bounced back from the financial crisis with a novel variable annuity rider that pegs guaranteed accumulation and withdrawal rates to the 10-year Treasury rate, plus one percent.
Boston College, DCIIA and Morningstar provide new research on Britain's 'NEST' experience with auto-enrollment, custom TDFs and why replacing bad 401k investment options is a good idea.
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?
The president of PPCA, Inc., and Target Date Solutions looks back at the worst calendar-decade for U.S. stocks since the beginning of the Great Depression, and offers his informed perspective on TDFs.
The Fed's vice chairman, Donald Kohn, added that the fragile economic recovery would “warrant exceptionally low” interest rates “for an extended period.”
Public pension funds still assume interest rates of 8% when estimating future returns, one analyst noted.
Delaware Investments will continue to manage Lincoln Financial general account insurance assets under a long-term contract, and provide sub-account advisory services.
The 401k ProAdvisor service will provide specific recommendations on what funds and amounts the client should buy or sell each quarter.
Anticipated legislation by Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) would direct the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine the “right” CPI-S formula.
Number-wranglers, you are envied by every lumberjack and roustabout in the land.
I predict that the next decade will be very much like the last one, only more so. Interest rates are my top-of-mind issue.