Financial advisor Larry Frank Sr. of Rocklin, Calif., a small town in the arid foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, has fine-tuned the classic 4% "SWiP" approach to drawing down retirement income.
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?
J. Mark Iwry spoke to a National Press Foundation group about the Automatic IRA, the Saver's Credit and the R-Bond, which he hopes will work in unison to bring employer-based retirement plans to workers who currently don't have them.
Is calling longevity a "risk" the best way to connect with our clients and prospects on this critical and often sensitive issue?, asks the chief operating officer of the Retirement Income Industry Association.
Quincy Krosby, a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and U.S. representative to the International Monetary Fund, has joined Prudential Annuities in the newly created position of chief market strategist.
Beacon Research has released the names of the top-yielding certificate-type fixed annuities, as of June 15, 2009. The effective yield of Protective Life's 15-year ProSaver Platinum fell to 5.25% from 5.45% over the prior two weeks.
If given enough time to deliberate, seniors are no more risk-averse or conservative than young adults, according to research by Advantage Compendium's Jack Marrion.
For top advisors, retirement income planning involves a step by step process; it's not about picking the right annuity or right mutual fund, says consultant Howard Schneider.
Difficult economic conditions have spurred broker-dealers to outsource some of the functions that they once provided internally, said David Robinson, managing director of national accounts at FundQuest.