Not Warren Mosler, bond trader, racecar dabbler, Senatorial candidate and recent author of “The Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds.”
Compensation-wise, income annuities can backfire for many advisors. An industry committee wants to solve the problem, but it’s not easy.
A few years ago, MassMutual mothballed Jerry Golden’s SPIA tool for advisors. Now, post-crisis, the company has re-embraced SPIAs, and sales are up.
Where can you find lowest SPIA prices on the web? RIJ compared prices at Immediateannuites, Income Solutions, Fidelity and (as a benchmark) Cannex. And the winner was...
DST Systems’ Larry Kiefer says his firm’s new “middleware” simplifies the distribution of lifetime income products to plan participants, IRA owners and others.
Under the conservative think-tank's proposal, a new optional, auto-enrolled savings plan would start in 2014. Under this plan, 6% of each worker’s income would go in a retirement savings plan that the worker owns and controls.
In their attacks on retirement savings incentives, 'budget hawks' don't appear to realize that 401(k) participants and others pay the deferred taxes after they retire, albeit sometimes at a lower tax rate.
Chris Brown and Laura Varas (left) of Hearts & Wallets, a Boston-area research firm, find that many pre-retirees and retirees want financial advice that's not simply the prelude to a product sale.
Smaller defined benefit pension plans are adopting a liability-driven investment model that resembles the three-bucket system used by retirees to provide income. New York Life has designed a fixed income option for the first bucket.
People need financial help, but avoid financial services providers. Is it possible that they blame the industry itself for their financial woes?
Called Structured Capital Strategies ADV, the product will be distributed at first to fee-based advisors in the Commonwealth Financial Network.
The SPARK Institute's Data Layouts for Retirement Income Solutions provides the standards for DST Systems' RICC hub featured in today's issue of RIJ.