New York Life Remixes the Variable Annuity

You've heard of New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income, where clients pay today for lifetime income several years from now. A new NYL product, Income Plus, also locks in future income, but lets policyholders put some money at risk during the waiting period, a recent prospectus shows.

Turn 401(k)s into Bond Ladders

Franklin Templeton SVP Drew Carrington says his firm's Defined Maturity Funds, which work like bond ladders, could provide retirement income for 401(k) participants, and could be paired with qualified longevity annuity contracts.

An Actuary Assesses COVID-19

A mortality and longevity expert at Willis Towers Watson writes that 'the variability of the mortality impact by age makes the impact highly variable by type of insurer.'

At These Rates, Why Bother to Save?

Negative real interest rates have become a disincentive to personal savings, especially among lower-income Americans who will rely heavily on Social Security and Medicaid anyway, this team of economists from Stanford suggests.
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Harold Evensky at Wharton

Advisors in particular will be interesting in Harold Evensky's comments on retirement income planning during this 39-minute after-dinner talk and slide presentation at the Pension Research Council's meeting in Philadelphia last May.
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