Lest they be drowned out by 401(k) critics, major DC plan providers have formed a new trade group, the DCIIA, chaired by PIMCO's Stacy Schaus. The group supports target-date collective trusts, deemed IRAs and lifetime income options.
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.
With the worst of the Crisis apparently over, Fed watchers are wondering about Chairman Bernanke's exit strategy from a low interest rate environment.
Annuity manufacturers and distributors went eyeball-to-eyeball at the Insured Retirement Institute's marketing conference in New York this week, where medical economist J.D. Kleinke (pictured here) was a featured speaker. Photo by IRI.
With three trading platforms around the globe, the Chicago-based actuarial consultant has come a long way from merely advising insurers.
Collective trust funds (CTFs) with target-date strategies are the talk of the defined contribution world, says Cerulli Associates.
Junk bonds are set to mature at a rate of $155 billion in 2012, $212 billion in 2013 and $338 billion in 2014, up from only $21 billion in 2010.
Here are highlights of the controversial financial reform bill, courtesy of OpenCongress.org.
The Principal and AXA Equitable have established new multi-media web portals for investors and for bloggers, respectively.
In 2008, IRA assets totaled some $3.6 trillion, 95% of which was in traditional IRAs, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
TIPS can preserve purchasing power, provide systematic income and offer the assurance of a government guarantee for retirees depending on income from their investments.
…But it can’t possibly be as difficult as health care and pension reform.