Vanguard’s chief economist warns that rising rates may sting in the short term, but book value losses should be offset by higher future returns—rewarding those with perspective and strategic patience.
Tag: Investment analytics
MassMutual debuts RetireSMART TDF series with J.P. Morgan glide paths; Delta Data launches proprietary product manager; and AXA doubles down on SRI/ESG integration.
Broadly speaking, Northern Trust’s Capital Market Assumptions Working Group expects continued global economic growth, controlled inflation and accommodative monetary policy.
The integration brings together retirement income planning software with a web- and mobile-based CRM application.
The planning service will offer investment analytical platforms, tools and financial data to Orion users.
The firm will be presenting the tool to its own network of advisers.
Continuing the trend from the first quarter, corporate retirement funds and health care plans lagged during Q2 2018, according to BNY Mellon data.
LifeYield LLC has rolled out a fully updated edition of the LifeYield Advantage Suite software, featuring the firm’s proprietary Taxficient Score.
According to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index, June was a slow month for trading in defined contribution plans; when 401(k) investors made trades, they tended to favor fixed income.
Previewing two new Fiduciary Focus Toolkit reports that help plan advisers optimize their workflow, Fi360’s product strategy leader pointed to increased interest in fiduciary support among traditionally wealth-focused firms.
Variable annuities continue to face challenges in the wake of transaction processing disruptions caused by the now-vacated DOL fiduciary rule; however, experts anticipate sales to recover as business processes normalize and newer product types come to market.
The latest though leadership from the firm asks an increasingly important question: “What should the TDF glide path look like as participants move from accumulating asset balances to spending down those balances in retirement?”
Speaking to attendees of the 2018 DataDisrupt conference in New York, Morningstar’s first chief data officer reflected on the recent creation of his role and what it says about the future of financial services.
“Personal data can tell you so much more beyond just providing insights into individual client behaviors. You can take these streams of data, clean them up and extract valuable insights that look across the book of business to highlight trends and challenges that are not really visible on a case-by-case basis.”
Firms have made strides in the previous decade in terms of adopting self-service, web-based solutions—but the existing “fixed decision tree” approach is not sufficient for the next evolution in client service.
Through a new strategic partnership boosting its direct-to-adviser footprint, LifeYield will make its proprietary Taxficient Score available to United Planners’ nearly 500 financial advisers.