Longevity is the length or duration of a life.

The Best Time to Buy an Annuity Depends on Mortality

A basic life annuity makes payments when the annuity owner is alive.   

In this sense, an annuity is the reverse of...

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Mark Warshawsky on the Retirement Income Market

Mark J. Warshawsky is Director of Retirement Research at Towers Watson.

Dr. Warshawsky served as assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2004-2006 and he has held senior level economic research positions at the Federal Reserve Board, the Internal Revenue Service and...

A Benchmark for Lifetime Income

The world is filled with investing indexes and benchmarks, and all professional investment managers measure their results relative to some type of performance standard such as the S&P 500.

On the retirement...

Treasury Department Focuses on Longevity Risk with Retirement Income Guidance

The Treasury Department just released a proposed set of regulations that could have a meaningful impact on the retirement income market in the U.S.

The Treasury’s guidance package builds on feedback received in response to the request for comments issued by the Labor and Treasury Departments last fall.


Potential Longevity Benefits Seen from Cellular Senescence Experiment

Wired magazine recently reported on longevity-related research that involves the successful application of technology to cellular senescence . Cellular senescence is a term that describes the aging and overall breakdown of cells. The problem with the aging cells is that they do not die and disappear from the body. Scientists believe that the old, broken-down cells stick around and contribute to the degeneration of healthy cells in a body and ultimately to age-related diseases such as cancer. In...
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