Fixing the 401(k)s’ Leakage Problem

“I think is an opportunity for a win-win-win,” says Lew Minsky, executive director of DCIIA. “If you keep more people invested for retirement, all of the players in the system benefit. You’re growing the system.”

The Alt-Asset Teams that Reinvent Annuity Companies

'Insurance Solutions' groups use private assets to boost the returns of life/annuity company investment portfolios. RIJ talks with Todd Fonner of Investcorp Insurance Solutions about this trend.

One Life Insurer’s Pivot to Private Assets

American Equity Investment Life’s ‘AEL 2.0’ strategy is designed to help it thrive even in a low yield environment. Allocating up to 40% of its money to ‘private assets’ is key to the fixed annuity specialist's plan.

NAIC Eyes ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Strategy

A document from the NAIC's Financial Stability Task Force reflects the concerns that the NAIC has heard from a variety of sources about the increased ownership of life insurers by private equity firms. (Image from NAIC document.)
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RetirePreneur: Jack Sharry

Jack Sharry is a principal and executive vice president of strategic development at LifeYield LLC, a developer of software to help financial advisors and investors achieve optimal after-tax returns and income.

Lew Minsky Talks about ‘Auto-Portability’

Lew Minsky is executive director of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, an organization of retirement plan providers and asset managers. We asked him about the automatic plan-to-plan transfer initiative discussed in today's RIJ cover story.
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