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December 7, 2015

Fixing The Weakest Link: Strengthening Retirement Security By Default

Filed under: Personal Finance,Planning for Retirement — The Pension Research Council @ 11:11 am

Fixing The Weakest Link: Strengthening Retirement Security By Default

By: Richard Fullmer – Richard Fullmer is an asset allocation portfolio strategist at T. Rowe Price, where he focuses on research and development of retirement investment strategies, spending strategies, and ways to mitigate longevity risk.

One drawback of defined contribution (DC) retirement plans is that they place the burden of making financial decisions on participants who are often ill equipped for the task. This has contributed to widespread concerns about retirement security. Will people have enough savings when they leave the workforce to afford a comfortable retirement? Will they then draw on their nest eggs efficiently while in retirement, enabling them to avoid financial ruin over an uncertain lifetime?

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