Lifetime Income & Retirement Security

April 2016

Retirement-income products often try to achieve multiple conflicting goals, including guaranteed income, inflation protection, liquidity, asset growth and estate potential.

February 2016

Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.

February 2016

Participants in self-directed retirement plans may fail to understand and mitigate investment and longevity risk, putting their retirement security at risk. Variable deferred annuities with lifetime income and investment guarantees could rectify the problem.

January 2016

Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.  

December 2015

As employer-sponsored savings vehicles, like 401(k)s, become a major source of retirement income for millions of Americans, personal biases can have an outsized impact on retirement security.

November 2015

As employer-sponsored savings vehicles like 401(k)s become a major source of retirement income for millions of Americans, personal biases can have an outsized impact on retirement security.

September 2015

As defined contribution plans continue to replace defined benefit plans, retirees face substantial financial market risk to their non-guaranteed retirement savings. Researchers at Charles River Associates demonstrate that adding a deferred annuity such as TIAA’s Traditional Retirement Annuity (TIAA Traditional RA) to a retirement income portfolio improved the portfolio’s overall financial performance over the period studied.

September 2015

Since annuitants and non-annuitants share the same top financial priorities—each of which is addressed by annuitization—why do some retirees choose to annuitize while others do not?  

September 2015

Near-retirees typically share the same top financial priorities for retirement—all of which are consistent with annuitization. So is there a disconnect between priorities and intentions among those likely to not annuitize?