Pension Plan Lawsuit

New York Transit Worker Pension Plans Sue Over Fund Mismanagement

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Defined Benefit Pension Plan Master Trust, Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority Pension Plan and MTA Other Post-Employment Benefit Plan have filed a lawsuit against Allianz Global Investors U.S. alleging mismanagement of an AllianzGI Structured Alpha (SA) fund caused “astonishing” losses.

A Recent Opinion…

The Baby Boomer Bond Dilemma

U.S. Treasuries have been the bonds of choice for safe retirement income. But they could deliver no real return for the next decade. Today’s record low bond yields could not come at a worse time for many baby boomers. Owning U.S.

Presidential Election Cycles and the U.S. Stock Market

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Market Reflections “Historical Performance Following Strong Years”

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Retirement Income Puzzle

What Do People Have Against Retirement Income?

Over the past few years, economists have expended a lot of time and energy attempting to explain what they call ” the annuity puzzle.” The puzzle is this: A guaranteed lifetime income is a valuable thing (especially if it comes with regular cost-of-living adjustments), and people who receive one through a traditional state or corporate pension are generally very happy with it.

Real World Index Annuity Returns

Real World Index Annuity Returns

16 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2009 Last revised: 6 Jan 2011 Date Written: December 27, 2010 * We offer the first empirical exploration of fixed indexed annuity returns based upon actual contracts that were sold and actual interest that was credited. * Annuity returns have been competitive with alternative portfolios of stocks and bonds.

In Retirement: Time To Abandon The 4% Rule??

Retirement: Time To Abandon The 4% Rule

With the prolonged era of historically low interest rates artificially created by central banks, retirement savers have been forced out of conservative assets like Treasury bonds, CDs, and high-grade bonds and pushed into riskier assets like growth stocks and junk bonds.