Best Practices for Retirement Income – hosted by Wade Pfau

As the baby boomers reach retirement, advisors must solve new problems for clients. As clients shift their focus from maximizing wealth to creating sustainable retirement income, clients face a greater range of risks, and clients increasingly must solve a complex lifetime financial problem. Key retirement risks include longevity risk, market and the newly emergent sequence of returns risk, and personal spending shock risks. Each risk requires different income tools and risk management techniques. Two distinct schools of thought have emerged within the retirement income world: probability-based approaches and safety-first approaches. This presentation considers how different retirement income tools can be combined to build more efficient retirement strategies in a way that best integrates aspects from both schools of thought.

In this one-hour session, you will:

• Differentiate between the accumulation and distribution phases of retirement planning

• Understand key retirement risks

• Survey the retirement tool landscape with respect to investments and/or insurance.

Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP, is the curriculum director of the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation and a Professor of Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, PA. He is also a Principal and Director for McLean Asset Management. He holds a doctorate in economics from Princeton University and publishes frequently in a wide variety of academic and practitioner research journals on topics related to retirement income. He hosts the Retirement Researcher website, and is a contributor to Forbes, Advisor Perspectives, Journal of Financial Planning, and an Expert Panelist for the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the books, Safety-First Retirement Planning: An Integrated Approach for a Worry-Free Retirement, How Much Can I Spend in Retirement? A Guide to Investment-Based Retirement Income Strategies, and Reverse Mortgages: How to Use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement.