A Dutch pension administrator hopes a mildly racy comic book will help educate its plans' younger bus drivers and railway workers.
In this month's Research Roundup, RIJ shares four recent academic papers on the proliferation of ETFs, the danger (or not) of national debt, rational inflation expectations, and the impact of recent changes in RMD rules.
Laura Prieskorn (left) and Marcia Wadsten are the new CEO and CFO of Jackson National Life. The leading seller of variable annuities in the US is in the process of demerging from its long-time British owner, Prudential plc.
Economists typically use the 'aged dependency ratio' to show the burden of the Social Security program on workers. But the 'total dependency ratio' might be more informative. (Photo by Johann Walter Bantz.)
The "at retirement" market for annuities in the U.K. topped £14 billion in 2008 and is expected to reach about £23 billion in five years.
“Given the turbulent economic climate and the shift of financial risk to individuals, people need help,” said Center Director Alicia Munnell.
A third of those polled, up from 20% in the second quarter, said their account balances have recovered to their Jan. 1 levels or expect them to recover in two to five years.
The SEC voted Sept.17 to address conflicts of interest, reveal rating shopping, and promote accountability.
Consultants want asset managers who provide consistent investment performance without “surprises.”
Only 10% of employers would support an “employer mandate” that required them to provide health insurance to employees.
Perspective Rewards pays a 6% bonus on first-year premiums under $100,000 and 8% on higher ones.
The Destinations VA offers an optional 0.10% uptick in the lifetime payout rate for each of the first ten contract years or until a withdrawal.
Part 2 of a two-part essay on the dark side of Boomer retirement. Discretion is advised.