Advisors everywhere are well aware of the continuing retirement savings crisis, which shows little sign of changing. Even as lifespans are lengthening and the once ironclad promises of Social Security are weakening, many people have not yet awakened to the fragility of their future financial security.
“Selecting the best investment portfolio to meet retirement goals can be a daunting task. Turbulent equity markets and high levels of volatility have made investing in the equity markets more challenging. Historically low interest rates have made the outlook for fixed income investments less attractive. Investors are faced with the difficult decision on where best to invest their savings in ways to limit risk and improve expected returns.”
Eric Stevenson, president of Nationwide Retirement Plans, in his article, Weathering Retirement’s Perfect Storm.