Investing

Interest Rate Risk Comes to the Fore

It has never been more expensive to fund a stream of guaranteed retirement income, nor have individuals been so in need of guarantees generated outside of large collective pensions.

Some Comforting Lessons for Retirement Plan Investors

Data from leading retirement plan recordkeepers shows 401(k) and IRA accounts have seen smaller losses than many broad market indices, thanks in no small part to the efforts of plan sponsors and their advisers. Corporate pensions have also fared better than their public counterparts.

CITs Fit Well With Best Interest Service

Among the attractive but less-often-discussed features of collective investment trusts is the fact that the sponsoring trustee—a bank or trust company—must commit to acting in the best interest of unit holders.

Hard Lessons About Liquidity Buckets and Cash

The middle of a severe bout of market volatility is not the right time to build a bucket strategy or an annuity income stream, but times like these clearly demonstrate why such strategies are important for late-career workers and new retirees.