How to Frame Annuities More Attractively
New research points to ways of increasing annuities' appeal.
Replace Social Security or Fix It?
Just as advisors understand that past performance does not guarantee future returns, Larry Kotlikoff argues Social Security's past success does not indicate its current viability.
Doctor Performs Autopsy on U.S. Retirement System
Failure to raise the retirement age will be cited on America’s death certificate if we don't act, Dr. L. Stephen Coles says.
Retirement Around the World: How the U.S. System Stacks Up
The National Institute for Retirement Security compares pension systems in the United States to those in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.
Morningstar: State Pensions Complex, Lack Transparency
Who’s watching your client’s pension? At the state level, who knows?
Just How Puzzling Are Annuities?
A bombshell critical paper on annuities has strengths and weaknesses.
Head of SEC’s Municipal Securities, Public Pensions Unit Resigns
The SEC announced Friday that Elaine Greenberg is leaving the SEC after 25 years to join the private sector.
SEC Charges Illinois With Pension Funding Fraud
The SEC on Monday charged the state of Illinois with securities fraud for misleading municipal bond investors about the state’s approach to funding its pension obligations.
Why Monetary Easing Won’t Help Japan
Japan’s new leader, Shinzo Abe, will take the helm of a country in recession, with business confidence near three-month lows and the highest debt-to-GDP ratio in the OECD.
NCPERS Head Cries Foul Over Pew Pension Survey
Organization calls the report’s findings about the health of municipal pension plans “distorted and outdated.”