With the worst of the Crisis apparently over, Fed watchers are wondering about Chairman Bernanke's exit strategy from a low interest rate environment.
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.
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.
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.
As of March 2, the responses to the Obama administration's request for input on lifetime options in 401(k) plans tended to be angry but well-reasoned.
The Department of Labor proposes a subtle change in 401(k) advice regulations that may have huge repercussions for fund companies.
The Vanguard Group's data suggests that annualized real returns will most likely be 6% for stocks and zero to 2% for bonds over the next 10 years.
Prudential Annuities, MetLife, Jackson National Life and Sun Life Financial found a silver lining last year.
The sale of Hong Kong-based AIA, would help repay some of the $180 billion that AIG owes to the U.S. government.
Only 14% of those surveyed said they were very familiar with income products and only three percent said they were very interested in such products.
Beacon Research has released its fixed annuity sales rankings for fourth quarter 2009.