New Research on 401K Plans, from Top Researchers

Boston College, DCIIA and Morningstar provide new research on Britain's 'NEST' experience with auto-enrollment, custom TDFs and why replacing bad 401k investment options is a good idea.

Tell Us What You Really Think

At the LIMRA-Society of Actuaries Retirement Industry Conference in Baltimore last week, Scott Stolz from Raymond James, Greg Jaeck from Edward Jones and Jarrod Fisher from Simplicity Financial Distributors delivered frank opinions about annuities and annuity issuers.

Why Indexed Annuity Sales Are So Strong

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?
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Prudential To Launch TV Ad Campaign

In other news, Prudential said gross variable annuity sales for the third quarter reached a record $5.8 billion, compared to $2.5 billion a year ago. Net sales were $4.4 billion in the quarter.

With Stocks, the “Enemy Is Us”

Investor sentiment leads rather than follows the market, two economists say. And that may make stocks fundamentally risky.

RIJ Reaches a Milestone

Next week, Retirement Income Journal will begin charging a subscription fee. Our readers say we're worth it.