Investing in equities early in the lifecycle, when balances are low, offers little advantage and may even discourage young investors who suffer losses. So says one of the studies in this roundup of recent retirement research.
Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.
In her new book, 'The Deficit Myth,' Stephanie Kelton explains Modern Monetary Theory--and how we can afford a lot more as a nation than we think we can.
The deal, part of a trend in private-equity acquisitions of life/annuity properties that began a decade ago, makes KKR about one-third larger. The trend tailwind: low rates.
If you add up the people who have a retirement plan but don't participate with the unemployed and the people who have no workplace plan, 68% of adults aged 25-64 did not participate in a plan. So says a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
Matt Carey is the CEO and co-founder of Abaris Financial (myabaris.com), a direct-to-consumer online platform for income annuities.
FinScore determines risk tolerance by showing people two portfolios and letting them decide which one they like more, not unlike the way an optometrist measures a person’s vision.
“We’re not doing anything really fancy or sexy, it’s really basic stuff. The fund business is so different than banking. One, it is an agency business so you as an investor in a fund take all the risk. We take no risk. Banks have a proprietary business model, they’re taking client risk, which is completely different” – Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb, in explaining to the Financial Times this week why asset managers like Vanguard, Fidelity, BlackRock and PIMCO are not systemically important financial institutions, despite their huge bond AUM.