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Treasury’s Iwry: Obama Administration Favors Consolidation Of Retirement Savings

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The goal is to have defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans and individual retirement accounts joined in one pool of money or together in a list that workers can readily see, he says.

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U.S. Treasury Encouraging Retirement Savers To Buy Annuities

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The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was tweaking its policy for retirement funds to encourage savers to buy annuities, a measure aimed to keep them from outliving their savings.

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Annuities Can Fill Investing Gaps, Advisors Say

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Annuities come in all shapes and sizes and advisors need to be able to tell their clients the advantages and problems of each, say three advisors.

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Top 10 Countries Offering The Best Pensions

by FA Staff

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies, in conjunction with Mercer, has ranked the retirement systems of 25 countries.

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LPL Financial To Reimburse Annuity-Switching Fees To Investors

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LPL Financial has agreed to reimburse more than half a million dollars to investors to settle complaints over switching annuities, a securities regulator said

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Annuity Trade Group Names LPL President As Chairman

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The Insured Retirement Institute, the trade group for the annuities industry, named LPL Financial President Robert Moore as its new chairman.

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Allstate Bets On Timber, Property To Boost Annuity Returns

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Allstate Corp. is betting on timber and real estate to boost returns at a struggling annuity unit.

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Annuity Sales At Three-Year High

by FA Staff

Industry-wide annuity sales rose to $59.9 billion in this year's second quarter, a 9.9 percent increase from last year.

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Great-West Financial Acquires J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services

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The acquisition makes Great-West Financial the second largest provider in the U.S. defined contribution market with nearly 7 million participants, says the firm.

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Now Is A Tough Time To Retire

by Wade D. Pfau

Low interest rates and high stock valuations make retiring difficult no matter what the strategy.

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