Greetings from the First ‘Retirement Management Forum’

Some 200 members of the Investments & Wealth Institute (IWI) came to Amelia Island, Florida, this week to learn about the principles underlying the Retirement Management Advisor designation, which IWI recently added to its existing lineup of designations.

Annuities ‘Compensate’ Even Short-Lived People

'Nature wants us to pool longevity risk,' writes annuity expert Moshe Milevsky. He explains why in a new paper, 'Swimming with Sharks: Longevity, Volatility and the Value of Risk Pooling.'

Employer Match vs. Auto-Enrollment; The Winner Is…

'Most of the estimates from the literature substantially understate the effect of matching,' write analysts Nadia Karamcheva and Justin Falk of the Congressional Budget Office's Microeconomic Studies Division. (Image from 'The Matchmaker,' by Gerard van Honthorst.)
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What Happens Now for Retirement Policy?

The author, a senior vice president of Retirement Policy at ERIC.org, predicts that the Trump administration will reverse several Obama initiatives: the overtime rule; paid sick leave for federal contractors; revisions to EEOC EEO-1 form; and the Conflict of interest rule.
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Edward Jones’ 401(k) plan accused again of ERISA violations

A federal class action suit in St. Louis charges the Edward Jones 401(k) plan with offering its participants high-cost funds from asset managers that were also paying tens of millions of dollars a year for shelf space on the firm's brokerage platform.

Honorable Mention

New York Life pays dividend on deferred income annuity, Capital One Financial drops IRA commissioned sales, and Voya Financial Advisors touts its technology-led growth.