September 01, 2017

Choosing the same “walkway” key to couples’ retirement success

The decision to retire and enter a new, unfamiliar stage in life can be a challenge for anyone who has spent decades in the workplace. But including a spouse or partner in the equation—whether he or she is ready to retire—adds another layer of complexity.

August 30, 2017

Gig economy may threaten financial wellness of contract workers, Prudential survey shows

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 30, 2017 - The gig economy — the increasingly popular employment model where people work as independent contractors rather than employees of companies — has a destabilizing effect on personal financial security, a Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) survey shows.

August 25, 2017

Hardship withdrawals peak in August, operations data analysis reveals

In her 29-year career at Prudential Financial, Inc., Sue Unvarsky has learned the retirement business inside and out—Yet even she was surprised to discover how an internal analysis of transactional volumes revealed a cyclical threat to her customers’ financial futures.

August 15, 2017

Finance chiefs’ pension risk transfer motivations revealed in new research

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 - The increasing costs and volatility of managing defined benefit pension plans have long been at the center of the motivations for transferring a company’s pension risk to an insurer. But which costs and what kinds of volatility are finance chiefs most concerned about? A new survey involving 80 senior finance executives at companies with traditional pensions sheds light on the motivations behind pension risk transfer decisions in the executive suite. 

August 14, 2017

Prudential Financial, Inc. to Participate in KBW 2017 Insurance Conference; Live Webcast Available

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2017-- Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) will participate in the KBW 2017 Insurance Conference in New York on Thursday, September 7, 2017. On that day at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET Mark Grier, Prudential Financial, Inc.'s Vice Chairman, will discuss the company's businesses and strategies. Interested parties may listen to the presentation through a live audio webcast on Prudential Financial's Investor Relations website at investor.prudential.com. Please log on at least fifteen minutes early to register and download and install any necessary software. A replay will...
August 09, 2017

Going back to school with a plan to beat student loan debt

For far too many college students entering their senior year, student loan debt is causing more sleepless nights than final exams—but not for Eve Mahaney, a Class of 2018 photography major at Ithaca College and daughter of Jim Mahaney, Prudential’s vice president of strategic initiatives.

August 08, 2017

Prudential Financial Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2017-- Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced today the declaration of a quarterly dividend of $0.75 per share of Common Stock, payable on September 14, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 22, 2017. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential's diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their ...
August 02, 2017

Prudential Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Net income attributable to Prudential Financial of $491 million or $1.12 per Common share versus $921 million or $2.04 per share for year-ago quarter. After-tax adjusted operating income of $919 million or $2.09 per Common share versus $829 million or $1.84 per share for year-ago quarter. Significant items in 2Q17, reflecting an annual review of actuarial assumptions and other refinements and the impact of market performance on Annuities, resulted in a net charge to net income of 65 cents per Common share for ongoing businesses and a net charge to adjusted operating ...
August 01, 2017

Filling the skills gap with investments in workforce retraining

What if companies and communities have plenty of good-paying jobs available… but no one able to fill them? It’s not a hypothetical question. There are 6 million unfilled jobs and 6.8 million people looking for employment in America today.  The problem is that the people looking for work do not have the skills needed for the open jobs. This is due to the changing nature of today’s workforce and lack of effective training programs to properly train people in the right skills. 

July 21, 2017

PGIM: Capturing alpha from growing emerging markets will require new investment approach

A radical shift in the forces shaping emerging market growth will require investors to take a different investment approach from what may have worked in the past. Increasingly, discovering investment opportunities will be rooted in the ability to capture the alpha from the new growth drivers, rather than in chasing the beta of the broad universe.