The Great Recession is just the latest financial ‘black turkey,’ said the CFA Institute's Laurence B. Siegel at the Morningstar/Ibbotson conference in Orlando.
'Many of the decisions presented here are beyond the skills of most pre-retirees and retirees,' writes the author, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity. 'They’re going to need help.'
Bond mavens, check this out. A new SEC report describes how most of the $54-trillion dollar U.S. credit market survived last spring's financial crisis. It covers securitized 'leveraged loans,' which provide high-octane fuel for fixed indexed annuity issuers.
'Insurers can't remain wedded to product sales, which are becoming commoditized in a future that trends toward financial advice,' says industry veteran Michelle Richter, who just launched Fiduciary Insurance Services, LLC.
The legendary Roger Ibbotson told money managers that there’s hidden gold in low-turnover stocks.
Ibbotson president Peng Chen asks, “Are you a stock or a bond?”
“We continue to see significant interest in liability driven investing (LDI) from plans looking to limit their exposure to volatility,” said Peter Austin of BNY Mellon Pension Services.
Those who defer retirement to rebuild their savings may be far outnumbered by those forced to retire early by unemployment, according to National Bureau of Economic Research paper.
When the deal goes through, AIG is expected pay about $31.5 billion to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, cutting its debt to the New York Fed to about $45 billion.
Among other things, the change reflects the recent transfer of Pac Life's structured settlements and retirement annuities business to the division.
A unit of Britain's Prudential plc, Jackson National Life sold $10.0 billion in variable annuities during 2009, up from $6.5 billion in 2008.