Noteworthy Reads - October 17, 2013

- Buffett and Berkshire adding equity exposure to defined benefit pension plans (Bloomberg)

- Why does something that “should” happen once every 7,000 years happen every 4 years (Bloomberg)

- Obamacare implementation exposes vulnerable retirees to gaps in the system (Bloomberg)

- Machines continue to hollow-out certain sectors of the economy (Bloomberg)

- Meanwhile, people are choosing to monetize what they can (Bloomberg)

- Private equity bids on the Hartford’s Japan assets (Reuters)

- Challenger is riding the wave in Australia (Fool)

- Rothesay Life assumes longevity risk through pension risk transfer for Philips (Artemis)

- A perfect case and point in support of John Bogle’s Relentless Rules of Humble Arithmetic (Bloomberg)

- More of the same with Axa’s variable annuity buyout offers (InvestmentNews)

- Star bond manager Jeffrey Gundlach offering DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund strategy to Jackson National for Elite Access variable annuity (Reuters)


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