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  • Access To Guaranteed Lifetime Income Boosts Employee Confidence, Retirement Savings
    Access To Guaranteed Lifetime Income Boosts Employee Confidence, Retirement Savings

    More than 30 percent of employees increased their retirement savings contributions in 2020; Popularity of in-plan lifetime income solutions grows among 401(k), 403(b) plan sponsors

    Helping employees save for retirement remains a priority for a substantial majority (74 percent) of employers and, despite economic uncertainty, more than three in ten employees say they increased their retirement savings contributions in the last year, according to the TIAA Retirement Insights Survey.
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  • MassMutual Joins UN-Supported Principles For Responsible Investment
    MassMutual Joins UN-Supported Principles For Responsible Investment

    To incorporate responsible practices into its investment strategy for the benefit of the environment, policy owners and society

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an international global network of asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put responsible investment into practice.
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  • Amid Deep Political Division, Americans Are United In Worry About Retirement
    Amid Deep Political Division, Americans Are United In Worry About Retirement

    A vast majority agree Social Security remains a priority, with half supporting expansion

    A new report finds that despite a highly divisive political climate, Americans across party lines share concerns about their financial security in retirement. The vast majority of Democrats (70 percent), Independents (70 percent) and Republicans (62 percent) agree that the nation faces a retirement crisis. There also is bi-partisan agreement that the average worker cannot…
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  • The New Demographics Of Living In Crisis
    The New Demographics Of Living In Crisis

    Four in 10 American households had difficulty withstanding a financial crisis before COVID-19

    Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four in 10 households lacked financial resilience, making them vulnerable to financial hardships, including those associated with the current pandemic or future financial crises, according to a report from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Meanwhile, fewer than two in 10 households appeared to be financially resilient.
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  • Behold The New Diversification Strategy… From The ‘Old Person On The Block’
    Behold The New Diversification Strategy… From The ‘Old Person On The Block’

    Four good reasons to look closer at closed-end funds

    by Steve Selengut

    The S & P 500 struck 33 new "All Time High" (ATH) levels in 2020, a year that also saw a major market value melt down in March and significant volatility throughout. This year began with ten new highs and more chatter about a serious, extended, correction than I've heard over the course of this…
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  • Post COVID, Insurers Pressed To Support Emerging Consumer Needs
    Post COVID, Insurers Pressed To Support Emerging Consumer Needs

    Most who were financially impacted now prioritize mitigating future financial uncertainty

    Consumer priorities have changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly half (45%) of consumers surveyed planning to save more and those most impacted financially seeking to mitigate future financial uncertainty. This is according to the EY Global Insurance Consumer Survey, a survey of more than 2,700 consumers across Europe and North…
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  • Nationwide Doubles Down On Venture Capital Efforts
    Nationwide Doubles Down On Venture Capital Efforts

    Expanding investment fund to $350 Million

    Expanding investment fund to $350 Million This new endeavor by Nationwide will deploy additional funding into select startups whose solutions, technology, and capabilities can benefit Nationwide customers. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide is announcing it is expanding its venture capital investment fund to $350 million. The funding will be directed into high-growth potential insurance and financial…
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  • The Wealth Gap: A Path For Economic Empowerment
    The Wealth Gap: A Path For Economic Empowerment

    Wealth transfer considerations for the black community

    In September of last year, the SEC Investor Advisory Committee featured a panel on Minority Community Investor Inclusion. Ray Boshara, Director of the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis pointed out that it was a myth — at least when it comes to Black Americans — that hard…
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  • Global Pension Funds Weather The Storm Of 2020
    Global Pension Funds Weather The Storm Of 2020

    Reflecting a significant rise in the ratio of pension assets to average GDP

    Global institutional pension fund assets in the 22 largest major markets (the “P22”) continued to climb in 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic, rising 11% to US$52.5 trillion at year end, according to the latest figures in the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study.
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  • New Scholarship Fund Advances Women In Financial Services
    New Scholarship Fund Advances Women In Financial Services

    For those seeking the Wealth Management Certified Professional designation

    Ameritas is pleased to announce the Ameritas Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Financial Services. This scholarship will be offered exclusively by The American College of Financial Services to women seeking the Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®) designation.
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  • LIMRA Finds Interest In Careers As Life Insurance Agents Increased In 2020
    LIMRA Finds Interest In Careers As Life Insurance Agents Increased In 2020

    As the life insurance market remains relatively stable in comparison to other industries

    COVID-19 and social distancing measures upended many industries resulting in a record-high unemployment rate of 14.7% in April 2020. While the economy is slowly recovering, some market sectors continue to struggle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in hospitality, transportation, health services and construction were among the greatest hit by the recession.
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  • The Future of Work From Home: Now That 2021 Is Here, What’s Next?
    The Future of Work From Home: Now That 2021 Is Here, What’s Next?

    Understanding the critical role of company culture

    A year ago, no one expected that working from home would be the new norm, nor did anyone imagine that it would extend this long. As the first anniversary of the pandemic approaches, many insurers are continuing to refine work-from-home strategies, analyzing best operating models, and preparing for the post-pandemic world.
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  • Plan Design Changes For Employers During Challenging Times
    Plan Design Changes For Employers During Challenging Times

    Has COVID impaired consumer faith in their retirement plan?

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is releasing a new whitepaper from its Voya Behavioral Finance Institute for Innovation that provides employers with actionable insights to help individuals get back on track with retirement savings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. In the new paper titled “Plan design during challenging times: 7…
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