Wisdom from Advisors to the ‘One Percent’

To satisfy super-rich clients, be as inventive as Ray Croc when he invented the 15-cent hamburger, advisors at UBS, Merrill Lynch and Manchester Capital Management told members of the Money Management Institute last week in New York.

‘De-Risky’ Business

Prudential has dominated the burgeoning market in jumbo pension buyouts. In the week following Prudential deals with JC Penney and Philips Electronics, RIJ spoke with Peggy McDonald (above), an actuary and a leader in the insurer's pension risk transfer team.

Go Ahead, Buy the Harley

New research in the Journal of Personal Finance shows why retirees can spend 20% more in early retirement than the 4% rule allows. In our latest research roundup, we also highlight research on aging, the demographic aspects of investment mistakes and Social Security claiming.

Shadow of ERISA hangs over state-run retirement plans

California, Illinois and Massachusetts have all enacted laws creating state-run defined contribution plans, but uncertainty that such plans might be subject to Department of Labor regulation is delaying implementation.

Five more advisory firms pay restitution for overcharges

Collectively, an estimated $55 million in restitution will be paid to more than 75,000 eligible retirement accounts and charitable organizations as a result of 10 FINRA cases settled in July and October.