Together, PIMCO's TIPS-based managed payout funds and MetLife's longevity insurance mitigate two big retirement risks: inflation risk and the risk of outliving one’s savings.
Many factors are driving the increase in indexed annuity sales: More manufacturers, better products, more distributors, competitive commissions, aging boomers, and relaxed regulation. But does the bubble contain the seeds of its own deflation?
Israel has found that even a mandatory defined contribution system can’t resolve all of the behavioral, economic, or administrative issues that prevent low-income and minority workers from saving for retirement. (Photo: Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.)
This week, RIJ received a press copy of “What Advisors Want from Annuity and Insurer Providers-2019,” a study by Practical Perspectives, a Boxford, MA-based financial services market research firm.
Investing in Treasury bonds to fund a retirement annuity would make individual Americans and the nation more financially secure, claim academics Terrance Odean (above) and Henry T.C. Hu.
In January, the ruling party suggested that the public pension should be funded with payroll deductions, and that there should be a taxpayer-funded guaranteed minimum benefit of ¥70,000 ($860) per month for the poor.
Sun Life is one of only five VA issuers with products on the new Fee-Based Variable Annuity (FBVA) Platform set up by broker-dealer LPL Financial.
A majority (54%) of public pensions report their current funding status to be below 80%, including 16% that are below 60%.
The wholesaling unit of Phoenix is developing a retirement planning program that provides formats for group and individual discussions between producers and clients.
"In Doubt We Trust?" extends the company's video series exploring the attitudes of Americans as they prepare for and live through retirement.
Douglas Harding and Troy Jackson have joined Lincoln Financial Distributors as regional sales directors.
The concept of the individual health insurance mandate originated in 1989 at the conservative Heritage Foundation, according to the website Procon.org.