PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 21st, 2019

The retirement planning challenges facing workers today are by no means new or novel, nor are the many different types of solutions being debated by academics and policymakers. Find below a recent story on the topic of “modern tontines,” and why these might be a helpful model for DC plan decumulation. We hope you will share some of what you learn with a client or colleague. 

Income in Retirement
'Modern Tontine Theorists' Have Ideas for DC Plan Decumulation
Tontines are a type of historical annuity structure that was first put into well-documented practice as far back as the 1600s. Read more >
Rollovers Important to Retirement Income Adequacy
EBRI found a significant difference in retirement deficits when comparing the current environment where defined contribution plan participants rollover their assets versus a hypothetical state where workers never rollover their DC assets. Read more >
Advisers Should Include Guaranteed Income in Income Strategy Discussions
A study by Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX shows those close to retirement highly value guaranteed income to supplement Social Security, and suggests advisers consistently underestimate clients’ interest. Read more >
Fixed Annuity Sales Jumped in First Quarter
Sales of fixed annuities increased 38% during the first quarter of 2019 relative to the same period last year, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. Read more >
Compare and Contrast: Income Annuities and Savings Contracts
Based on the results of a new CANNEX study, advisers who are looking to provide clients with guaranteed income should seriously consider both income annuities and savings annuity contracts that offer GLWBs. Read more >
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Empower will acquire Prudential’s DC, DB, non-qualified and rollover IRA business, in addition to its stable value and separate account investment products and platforms.

ProNvest Launches Fintech Platform

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Dissecting TIAA Subsidiary’s $97 Million SEC Rollover Settlement

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Talking Scale With Voya, Sterling Resources Leaders

Over the past decade, the universe of retirement plan recordkeepers has contracted from about 400 to approximately 150, with no signs of slowing. Experts say one lesson learned in this time is that not all scale is created equal.

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