Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q1 2020

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q1 2020

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q1 2020 Market Activity Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Total pension buyout sales totaled $4.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 6% compared to the first quarter...
Potential Funding Relief Coming for Pension Plan Sponsors

Potential Funding Relief Coming for Pension Plan Sponsors

Potential Funding Relief Coming for Pension Plan Sponsors On Friday, May 15th the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “HEROES Act” to provide a fourth round of economic relief in response to...
Investment Commentary and Outlook as of May 14th

Investment Commentary and Outlook as of May 14th

Volatility in Context Investment Commentary and Outlook as of May 14th This is the next installment of our series that addresses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic markets and our views on how markets will recover. We have been releasing these updates...
Retirement Update – May 2020

Retirement Update – May 2020

Monthly Retirement Update Retirement Update – May 2020 Key Takeaways: Markets experienced a strong rebound in April after COVID-19 roiled markets in March. While the virus continued to spread, some areas began to see lower infection rates and reopen economies...
Investment Commentary and Outlook as of April 16th

Investment Commentary and Outlook as of April 16th

Volatility in Context Investment Commentary and Outlook as of April 16th What we are seeing on the virus front: Rates of case growth are slowing wherever people have complied with implemented social distancing protocols, whether voluntary or involuntary across the...
Retirement Update – April 2020

Retirement Update – April 2020

Monthly Retirement Update Retirement Update – April 2020 Key Takeaways: COVID-19 roiled markets, with many measures of volatility hitting or exceeding those attained during the Great Financial Crisis of 2008/2009. Government and Central Bank responses to the...