Conditions fertile for annuities if industry can connect with investors
Most investors want guaranteed, pension-like income yet are reluctant to buy an investment that can provide it: an annuity.
That reluctance, the so-called annuity puzzle, may be closer to being resolved as a combination of factors — fewer sources of sufficient retirement income amid low interest rates, greater longevity and regulation — come together in ways that may tip the scales in favor of annuities if certain impediments are eliminated.
Cooper, Evan, "Conditions fertile for annuities if industry can connect with investors" (2017). In the News. 2011.