Longevity Risk

The risk of outliving one's assets. In other words, the risk of running out of money during retirement. In most countries, average life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Longer lifespans are somewhat of a mixed blessing because of the financial burden associated with more years of retirement. Individuals, insurance companies and governments are exposed to the financial pressures created by the need to finance increasing longevity. Longevity risk is a key challenge for many societies around the world.

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Annuities Versus Bonds

This discussion topic was originally posted in the form of a comment.

The general topic is how annuities compare to bonds.  It is a natural question since both annuities and bonds provide owners with fixed payments.

We moved the comment here so that it can surface to a larger audience and hopefully generate further discussion and comments.

As noted below, the conceptual basis for this content is based on a great paper written a few years ago by Jason Scott--the Director of Retiree Research at Financial Engines.

The original post is as follows:

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