Will RIAs Sing This ARIA?

ARIA Retirement Solutions and AEGON/Transamerica have created a stand-alone living benefit (SALB) for the $1.3 trillion managed account market.

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

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.
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Getting into the Heads of RIAs

Data on the views and practices of RIAs are included in a recent study co-authored by Howard Schneider (left), of Practical Perspectives and Dennis Gallant of GDC Research.
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Jackson reports record net income of $683m in 2011

An indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Britain’s Prudential plc, Jackson generated a record $22.9 billion in total sales and deposits, up 16% over 2010. Retail net flows also increased 11% over 2010 to a record $13.6 billion, the company said in a release.

Few active managers beat indices: S&P

In the two true bear markets the SPIVA Scorecard has tracked over the last decade, most active equity managers failed to beat their benchmarks, Standard & Poor's said.

The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from Athene, Prudential Financial and T. Rowe Price.

Politicized Economist

Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University, a member of the RIJ community, is running for president of the United States on a "purple" platform. But he's hardly middle-of-the-road.

Will RIAs Sing This ARIA?

ARIA Retirement Solutions and AEGON/Transamerica have created a stand-alone living benefit (SALB) for the $1.3 trillion managed account market.