Vanguard Answers a Retirement Riddle

Why do so many affluent retirees pinch pennies, when could enjoy life more? Sellers of annuities and long-term care insurance may be interested in the answers that Vanguard and a team of academics came up with.

Envestnet’s Big Annuities Play

Envestnet, with the help of six major annuity issuers, has built a platform where advisors from broker-dealers, banks and RIAs can blend insurance products and investments in the same financial plan. It's a service life insurers can't live without. But will RIAs embrace annuities?

FIAs for Retirement Income (Why Not?)

In this last article in our series on fixed indexed annuities, we consider the potential role of FIAs in providing retirees with guaranteed lifetime income. We find FIAs to be valuable, but underused for that purpose.

The Derivatives that Power Index Annuities

FIA owners can pick from an array of choices as cryptic as those on a roulette table. But if they don't understand options, how can they evaluate these safe but esoteric insurance products?
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RetirePreneur: Chad Parks

Chad Parks, CEO and founder of Ubiquity Retirement + Savings, provides small businesses with affordable, easy-to-use retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs.

New York Life’s new fixed deferred annuity has a GLWB

The Clear Income Fixed Annuity's lifetime withdrawal rider provides longevity risk protection income with more liquidity than a deferred income annuity, and is designed to compete well against fixed indexed annuities with GLWBs and low-yielding investments.
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Senate hearing on retirement

A link on the next page will send you to a video of the March 12 hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Alicia Munnell of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and others testified.

Many rich people are DIY investors: Cerulli

Many high-net-worth investors use direct accounts to test their own investment ideas, provide liquidity, and even to shelter assets from their primary advisors,” the Boston-based research firm found.