Six Ways to Dress Up QLACs

RIJ spoke with annuity manufacturers and distributors about their strategies for selling qualified longevity annuity contracts, which are deferred income annuities for IRA money. The favorite, but not unanimous, strategy is to emphasize reductions in RMDs.

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.

Moshe Milevsky on Tontines

Moshe Milevsky's latest book, King William's Tontine, is reviewed here by University of Oklahoma law professor Jonathan B. Forman, himself a tontine expert. Milevsky and Forman think that tontines, an archaic, now-illegal type of annuity, are ripe for a comeback.

RetirePreneur: Lowell Aronoff

Lowell Aronoff is CEO of CANNEX Financial Exchanges, which provides up-to-date annuity pricing data for life insurance companies and distributors.

LPL to pay at least $11.7 million for range of abuses

LPL, which had revenues of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015, was charged with “broad supervisory failures in a number of key areas.” The broker-dealer consented to the entry of FINRA’s findings without admitting or denying the charges.

Retirement Clearinghouse reaches $3 billion in ‘roll-ins’

"More plan sponsors are promoting and facilitating roll-ins of accounts as a cost-effective way to improve plan performance metrics, as well as retirement outcomes for participants,” said Spencer Williams, the firm’s president and CEO.