Managed-Vol: Bromide for Queasy Retirees

Managed-volatility funds can adequately address the income volatility worries of many high net worth retirees, say Milliman and Jefferson National, both of whom are pitching such funds.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.
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RetirePreneur: Fred Barstein

The founder of The Retirement Advisor University and author of the NAPA Net newsletter has just finished hosting the NAPA (National Association of Plan Advisors) annual conference in New Orleans.

Video: A Chat with Morningstar’s Retirement Solutions Group

In this seven-minute video, RIJ editor Kerry Pechter interviews Nathan Voris, the large market practice leader, and Jeremy Stempion, the director of investments, of the Retirement Solutions Group of Morningstar Investment Management, a unit of Morningstar Inc.
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