Retirement Finances

Why Retirees Should Listen Closely to Bill Gross

As the manager of the largest bond fund in the world and a founder of PIMCO, Bill Gross is a leading authority on all things related to yield.

Since retirement finances are fundamentally about generating...

What Retirees Should Make of the Low Volatility, No-Fear Market

The fear index seems to be signaling that all is well.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange...

U.K. Government Considering an End to Compulsory Annuity Purchases

British lawmakers are considering an end to the law that requires many U.K. retirees to purchase an annuity by the time they turn age 75. As an interim step, the U.K Chancellor modified the current law so that the age for compulsory annuitization is increased to 77 from the current level of 75 years of age.

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Putnam CEO Sees Market for Annuities and Other Retirement Income Products Reaching $5.5 Trillion by 2020

Putnam Investments President and CEO Robert Reynolds has been a consistently vocal advocate of retirement reform. Reynolds believes that the retirement planning landscape requires revamping so that annuities and other sources of guaranteed retirement income play a more prominent role. During a recent industry conference, Reynolds discussed the notion of a "product allocation" in the context of retirement finances: A crucial part of the reform effort is helping to protect workers` savings as...