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.

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.
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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.