October 23, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska selects Prudential Retirement to oversee $138M retirement plan

NEWARK, N.J., October 23, 2018 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, hired Prudential Retirement to serve as the new provider for its 401(k) retirement plan. Prudential Retirement, among the industry’s largest record keepers, is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 23, 2018

PGIM Investments European expansion accelerates with new hires in Germany

NEWARK, N.J., October 23, 2018 - PGIM Investments is expanding its distribution footprint throughout Europe, adding a team dedicated to Germany. The firm has hired as vice president Thiemo Volkholz, who will be based in Frankfurt and focused on growing the firm’s presence with global, regional and local banks and financial intermediaries throughout the region. Together with Cvjetko Zecevic, hired as assistant vice president, the team will market PGIM’s asset management capabilities including PGIM Funds throughout the region.

October 22, 2018

Women lag men in retirement savings, Prudential study finds

NEWARK, N.J., October 22, 2018 - Women on average have saved 43 percent less for retirement than men, finds new data from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 22, 2018

PGIM Real Estate acquires The Square in Paris

PARIS, Oct. 22, 2018 – PGIM Real Estate has acquired The Square, an iconic 7,000-square-meter office building located on 7-7 bis rue de Téhéran, Paris, on behalf of its pan-European discretionary value-add fund. The seller was a German closed-ended fund managed by GLL Real Estate Partners, a member of Macquarie Group. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 19, 2018

For youth living below the poverty line, education is a ladder out

There are about 4.9 million opportunity youth in the U.S.—young people between the ages of 16 and 24 neither in school nor working—who never earned their high school diploma or its equivalent for a wide array of reasons. Many of these youth and their families are living at or below the poverty line, and are among the 40 percent of Americans who are struggling to meet at least one of their basic needs.

October 18, 2018

Prudential Financial closes $3.2 billion in new longevity reinsurance agreements, signaling healthy growth in the U.K. pension risk transfer market

NEWARK, N.J., October 18, 2018 - Prudential Retirement®, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), has concluded $3.2 billion in previously undisclosed longevity reinsurance contracts, a further sign that pension de-risking activity in the U.K. is continuing at a brisk pace. As part of these transactions, The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) assumes the longevity risk for approximately 13,200 retirees.

October 18, 2018

PGIM Investments expands ETF platform with new QMA active equity strategies

NEWARK, N.J., October 18, 2018 – PGIM Investments today launched the first of four actively managed equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that it plans to roll out in 2018, expanding the platform from the two actively managed fixed income ETFs launched earlier this year. Sub-advised by QMA, the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions manager of PGIM, the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF (NYSE Arca: PQLC) seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in large-cap stocks.

October 18, 2018

PGIM Real Estate acquires Diana & Vesta office property in Amsterdam

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 18, 2018 – PGIM Real Estate has acquired Diana & Vesta, a modern office property in Amsterdam, on behalf of one of its European core plus funds. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 17, 2018

Prudential Financial issues statement after Financial Stability Oversight Council removes SIFI label

NEWARK, N.J., October 17, 2018 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) issued a statement after the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s decision to rescind Prudential’s designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution. The company stated that the outcome reflects Prudential’s sustainable business model, capital strength and comprehensive risk management, which have and continue to enable the company to fulfill its promises to customers, deliver consistent performance and meet regulatory obligations.

October 17, 2018

QMA Q4 2018 Outlook: Storm clouds are gathering

Trade tensions and the ongoing crisis in emerging markets top the downside risks. Trade uncertainty has now seeped into the GDP and business confidence data for Europe and Japan, while the combination of trade tensions, fears of Turkish lira contagion, and Fed rate hikes have contributed to slowdowns in a number of EMs, including China. On balance: The near-term risk of a global downturn remains very low. But storm clouds are gathering.