Longevity Risk

The risk of outliving one's assets. In other words, the risk of running out of money during retirement. In most countries, average life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Longer lifespans are somewhat of a mixed blessing because of the financial burden associated with more years of retirement. Individuals, insurance companies and governments are exposed to the financial pressures created by the need to finance increasing longevity. Longevity risk is a key challenge for many societies around the world.

Preparing for the Unexpected in Retirement

There is a good piece by Linda Stern in Reuters that serves as a reminder of what a challenge

Federal Annuity Guarantees

There is an interesting op-ed in the New York Times (click here to read) that discusses the notion of a basic, inflation adjusted

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Longevity Report

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Global Longevity Risk Exposure

According to Swiss Re the total worldwide longevity risk exposure is $20.7 trillion.

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Top Ten Annuity Buying Tips

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