You May Live in Interesting Times

Interest rate risk keeps us all in suspense. Here’s how executives at Vanguard, New York Life, Delta Global Advisors, Prudential Annuities, and Loomis, Sayles cope with the uncertainty.

Why Indexed Annuity Sales Are So Strong

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?

Lessons from a Living (DC) Experiment

Israel has found that even a mandatory defined contribution system can’t resolve all of the behavioral, economic, or administrative issues that prevent low-income and minority workers from saving for retirement. (Photo: Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.)

What Advisors Want from Annuity Issuers

This week, RIJ received a press copy of “What Advisors Want from Annuity and Insurer Providers-2019,” a study by Practical Perspectives, a Boxford, MA-based financial services market research firm.
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A Jolly View of Financial Folly

"Retirementology," a new book by Jackson National Life executive Greg Salsbury, Ph.D., approaches the serious topic of retirement planning in a mordantly funny way.
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A Jolly View of Financial Folly

"Retirementology," a new book by Jackson National Life executive Greg Salsbury, Ph.D., approaches the serious topic of retirement planning in a mordantly funny way.