John Hancock Financial Network will offer its advisors the Retirement Sustainability Quotient, an income planning tool that Moshe Milevsky (pictured) developed for ManuLife Financial, JHFN's Canadian parent.
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.
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.
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?
The associate director of the Center for Retirement Research wants financial services companies to fund a revival of the delivery of Social Security statements to working Americans. Cost: $55 million. Benefit: Priceless.
Income for Life Model, a time-segmentation retirement income planning tool from Wealth2k, will be integrated into the NetX360 advisor web platform offered by Pershing, the clearing firm owned by BNY Mellon.
Would gradual annuitization from age 65 to 75 be better for DC plan participants in the UK than gradually switching from equities to government bonds from age 55 to 65?
As the Boomers retire and leave a smaller 40 to 64-year-old cohort behind them, bond yields should rise 60 basis points above the increase warranted by GDP growth and inflation prospects, according to Mirko Cardinale, a researcher at Aviva Investors.
The Accumulator Series, introduced in 1995, now has a higher deferral bonus roll-up.
Brief or late-breaking items from Nationwide Financial, MetLIfe, Edward Jones, LPL Financial, and Vanguard.
When buying a secondary-market annuity that offers a 7% or 8% effective rate of return, make sure you deal with honest brokers.