Longevity

Longevity is the length or duration of a life.

SOA Paper Examines Retirement Income Reality Gap

A recent paper sponsored by the...

Why Low Interest Rates Have a Silver Lining

As discussed in a recent post, ultra low interest rates are...

Demand for Annuities is Strong Despite Low Consumer Awareness

It is challenging to think of another sector of the U.S. economy that has the same puzzling mix of characteristics as the...

Demography and Deflation

Japan’s experience over the past 20 years provides solid support for those who believe that there is a causal link between demographics and...

GAO Retirement Income Study Bullish on Annuities

At the request of Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a study that provides an assessment of the current state of the retirement income market in the United States.

For those interested in retirement income, the study is full of interesting data and conclusions. ...

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