June 19, 2018

Under new tax law, finance leaders show appetite for pension de-risking

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is driving senior finance executives to reduce the liability risks associated with their corporate defined benefit (DB) pension plans. That revelation was one of the important findings of a new study conducted by CFO Research in collaboration with Prudential Financial, focusing on how the new tax law is influencing a range of pension fund-related decisions.

June 18, 2018

Divorce compounds retirement risk

NEWARK, N.J., June 18, 2018 - Divorced Americans are at greater risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, according to new research conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College with the support of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

June 18, 2018

Tariff concerns, stress test results, housing data and OPEC may move markets

“This is going to be a busy week for headlines—look for the market to move on every single headline, every single comment out of Washington and China,” Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

June 14, 2018

Annuities on the upswing as more Americans shift to a post-retirement income mindset

Americans are not just living longer, they’re living younger, active lives. That’s a good thing.

But it also presents a problem. Americans are facing a silent, growing crisis. Retirement is no longer an end-stage; it’s a transition point. And as Americans live longer, active lives, they could have a greater chance of running out of retirement savings.

June 14, 2018

Looking ahead after the U.S.-North Korea summit

The historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in Singapore ended with impressive imagery; however, the joint statement by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un seemed short on details. In “Looking Ahead After the U.S.-North Korea Summit,” Gerwin Bell, Ph.D., lead economist for Asia on PGIM Fixed Income’s Global Macroeconomic Research Team, and Mehill Marku, portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income’s Foreign Exchange Team, examine two competing schools of thought concerning how the delicate relationship between the two countries may evolve.

June 13, 2018

Prudential names Caroline Feeney head of Individual Solutions Group

NEWARK, N.J., June 13, 2018 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced that Caroline Feeney, currently president of Individual Life Insurance, will serve as head of Individual Solutions Group, which comprises Annuities and Individual Life Insurance. Salene Hitchcock-Gear, currently president of Prudential Advisors, will serve as president of Individual Life Insurance, which includes Prudential Advisors. The appointments will take effect on June 15, 2018.

June 12, 2018

PGIM Real Estate enters San Francisco Bay Area multifamily joint venture with CityView managed client

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2018 – PGIM Real Estate has formed a joint venture with a public pension fund client of CityView to acquire a 50 percent interest in a portfolio of five Class A multifamily properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. The portfolio is valued at approximately $500 million. PGIM Real Estate, acting on behalf of an institutional real estate investor, is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

June 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un, ECB, FOMC meetings to dominate market

Three meetings will dominate markets this week: the U.S.-North Korea summit, and the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB), Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

June 11, 2018

Stephen O’Keeffe joins PGIM Real Estate to lead Australian real estate debt investments

NEWARK, N.J., June 11, 2018 – Stephen O’Keeffe has joined PGIM Real Estate as an executive director, responsible for sourcing real estate debt investments and managing relationships with prospective borrowers and partners in Australia.

June 07, 2018

Social Security’s slide: Time to hit the panic button?

Social Security’s announcement that the program will operate at a deficit this year delivers a stark warning to future retirees counting on Social Security as their main source of income.