CalPERS Gives Rating Agencies an FFF

In a new lawsuit, California's state pension fund blames the 'issuer pay system' at the top three rating agencies for part of its investment losses last year.

Marshmallows and Social Security

Should US retirees delay claiming Social Security until age 70, even if they have to spend savings until then? The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College proposes that strategy as a default option in retirement plans.

How to Choose an Annuity Issuer

Shopping for an annuity, like shopping for a car, involves questions about the manufacturer of the product. Do their products perform as expected? Will service quality be high? Are they likely to stay in business? We show you where to look for answers.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.
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Martin Weiss on the CalPERS Suit

There have been 'egregious manipulations and conflicts of interest that go beyond what is generally known,' Weiss told RIJ.
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Insecurity Grows Among Retirees

LIMRA's survey shows an increase in the numbers of retirees who feel they need a personal financial advisor.

Crisis Investigators Appointed

Brooksley Born, who warned about the impending crisis while head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, is among the sleuths.