Who’s Winning the Rollover War?

IRAs now hold more money than employer-sponsored retirement plans, and the big beneficiaries are Fidelity, Vanguard and Charles Schwab, says a report from Cogent Research.

How Debt Affects Retirement

“Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy," was the theme of the 65th annual symposium of the Wharton School's Pension Research Council, held last week in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kitchen and retirement makeovers sometimes occur in tandem.)
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It’s No Joke: The Fed’s Comic Book is Wrong

The educational comic book from the New York Fed means well but perpetuates the myth that money was created in the private sector to facilitate barter and enabled commerce to flourish. History shows otherwise.
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Annuities that Pay Cash Back Rewards

Gainbridge, a insur-tech startup, aims to sell fixed deferred and period certain income annuities online. Its sister company, Relay, uses annuities to fund cash back rewards cards. Both firms are part of Group1001 (formerly Delaware Life Holdings).
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The View from the Income Summit

At the Lifetime Income Summit in Washington last week, federal officials and financial industry executives amiably swapped views. But competitive tensions lay not far beneath the surface. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-ND (at left), was a featured speaker.
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It Ain’t Always Rocket Science

“Thank God I'm not the average retiree trying to decide who or what to believe regarding what to do with my retirement savings.”
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Morningstar Announces Conference Speakers

Jeffrey Gundlach, co-founder, CEO and chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, will speak on June 23; and Bill McNabb, president and CEO of Vanguard, will address attendees on June 24.
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Management Changes at New York Life and Aviva

Dan Guilbert is now Chief Risk Officer at Aviva North America and Allyson McDonald is senior vice president, Retirement Income Security, at New York Life.
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Use of Summary VA Prospectuses Soars

“Insurance companies and their fund partners could provide a windfall of over $220 million if they continue to adopt the summary prospectus,” said NewRiver CEO and chairman Russ Planitzer.