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International Society of CEBS Presentation October 14, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Austin Texas. Retirement Planning Strategies Amid Economic Uncertainties. Speaker: Toby Tobleman, FSA, CFA, CFP ® , ChFC , CASL, GPT [email protected] The Task. Baby Boomers Ready to Retire

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the task
The Task
  • Baby Boomers Ready to Retire
  • Greater Importance Placed on Account Balance Benefits
    • Decline in Employer Funded Promised Payments
    • Shift to Employee Funded and Investment Directed Accounts
    • Social Security Benefits under Demographic Pressure
  • Retirement Risks Not Diminished But Shifted
    • Financial Market Risk
    • Longevity Risk
    • Inflation Risk
    • Health Care Access and Cost Risk
the task1
The Task
  • Employees Need to Assess and Manage the Retirement Risk
    • Limited Knowledge
    • Psychological concerns
    • Limited Access to Comprehensive Independent Advice
    • (Business Model Bias)
the tool box
The Tool Box
  • Individual Employee Retirement Planning Advice
    • Personal and Interactive
    • Comprehensive
    • Independent Fiduciary Relationship
  • IRC Sections 132(a)(7) and 132(m) Qualified Retirement Planning Services
    • Employer Funded or Subsidized
    • Three Levels of Service Needed
      • Basic
      • On Course Check-ups
      • Comprehensive
    • Beyond PPA Investment Advice
the tool box1
The Tool Box
  • Comprehensive Assistance Needed in Many Areas
    • Basic Financial Planning and Investment Education
    • Budget Tools
    • Funding College Expenses
    • Maximization of Social Security Benefits
    • Roth Tax Planning
    • Credit Score Preservation
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • End of Life Directives
    • Estate Planning
    • Non- Retirement Financial Risk Evaluation
    • Long Term Care Risk Evaluation
    • Hey, Am I About to Do Something Really Stupid?
the tools
The Tools
  • Financial Market Risk Tools
    • Expanded Asset Categories and Vehicles
      • ETFs/ ETNs
      • Options/Futures
      • Hedge Funds
      • Infrastructure
      • Natural Resources
      • Real Estate
      • Commodities
      • Private Capital
      • Foreign Debt and Currency
      • Insurance and Annuity Products
the tools1
The Tools
    • Smarter Portfolio Construction

Look for Beta not Alpha

Take Advantage of Low Correlation among Asset Classes

  • Longevity Risk Tools
    • Growth Oriented Asset Allocation
    • Annuities
      • Conventional
      • Nonconventional
      • Longevity Insurance (ALDA)
    • Reverse Mortgages
    • Phased and Delayed Retirement
the tools2
The Tools
  • Inflation Risk Tools
    • Inflation Indexed Products
    • Overweighting Asset Allocation Sectors
    • Anticipate Inflation Increased Expenditures
  • Health Care Access and Cost Risk Tools
    • Personal Health Decisions
    • True Insurance
    • Long Term Care Insurance
retirement distribution construction worksite
Retirement Distribution Construction Worksite
  • The Basics
    • Consumption Amounts and Pattern
    • Balance Consumption and Bequest Goals
    • Portfolio Cash Flow Needs
    • Realistic and Flexible
    • Society of Actuaries 7-Step Process
  • Portfolio Construction Process
    • Address Longevity Risk
    • Address Market Risk
retirement risk models
Retirement Risk Models
  • Seven Daughters
  • Build Income Portfolio to Generate Cash Flow
    • Perpetuity Not Needed
    • Ok to Consume Principal
    • Bequest/Special Needs
  • Lifetime Payments
  • Insurer Annuitization
    • Transfer Risk to Insurer
    • Underutilized
    • Doesn’t Address Bequest Goals
    • Timing of Purchase
    • Complex Products (GMIB, GLWB, GMWB, GMAB, GPAF)
    • Non Transparent/ Expensive
    • Do Not Trade Dollars with Insurance Company
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Retirement Risk Models
  • Self Annuitization
    • Keep All or Part of Longevity Risk
    • Manage Longevity Risk
      • Spending Management
      • Portfolio Management
    • Purchase Insurance When Needed
retirement distribution models
Retirement Distribution Models
  • Select Appropriate Longevity Period
  • Historically Based Safe Withdrawal Rates (SWR)
    • Inflation Adjusted
    • Asset Assumptions Key
  • Compare SWRs
    • Probabilities of Failure
    • Asset Allocation Impact
    • Ending Balance
  • Fixed Period and Fixed Payment – Charts 1 and 2
  • Explicit Mortality Assumption – Charts 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Modify Spending Rules- Charts 7 and 8
  • Modify Assets- Charts 9 and 10
chart 1 30 years retirement ruin probabilities
Chart 1: 30 Years Retirement Ruin Probabilities



Ruin Probability




Stock Percentage

● marks a 4 percent real withdrawal rate with 50 percent stocks and 50 percent bonds

chart 2 average 30 years remaining balance
Chart 2: Average 30 Years Remaining Balance

Withdrawal Rate

Stock Percentage

● indicates an average of $300 remains after 30 years with a 4% real withdrawal rate and 60% stock allocation

Chart 5: Probability of 60/40 Portfolio Failure for Various Real Withdrawal Rates and Distribution Periods

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- December 2008

Chart 6: Probability of 60/40 Portfolio Failure While Either or Both Members of a Couple are Still Living

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- December 2008

chart 7 probabilities of failure based on a fixed withdrawal rate
Chart 7: Probabilities of Failure Based on a Fixed Withdrawal Rate

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- April 2009


Chart 8: Probabilities of Based on Adjusted Withdrawal Rate

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- April 2009

chart 9 portfolio success rate 1927 2008 annual rolling 30 year periods
Chart 9: Portfolio Success Rate 1927-2008, Annual Rolling 30-Year Periods

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- February 2010 ( Ibbotson)

chart 10 portfolio success rates 1927 2008 annual rolling 40 year periods
Chart 10: Portfolio Success Rates 1927-2008, Annual Rolling 40 Year Periods

Source: Journal of Financial Planning- February 2010 ( Ibbotson)

retirement distribution models1
Retirement Distribution Models
  • 8-SWR Summary Observation/ Recommendations
  • Review Appendix A- Portfolio Concepts and Guidelines
  • Know Your Risk Tolerance (Milevsky Article)
  • Accumulation Period Equity Allocation 60% or Higher
  • Transition to DistributionEquity Allocation (Dolvin et al Article)
  • Diversity Equity Portfolio Extensively (Cooker Article)
  • Consider Passive over Active Management (Garrison et al Article)
  • Be Mindful of Sequence Risk (Blanchett and Frank Article)
  • Be Mindful of Market Cycles and Valuations (Harris Article)
  • Reflect Mortality Assumptions in SWR (Blanchett and Blanchett Article)
  • Adjust Withdrawals in SWR (Blanchett and Frank Article)
retirement distribution models2
Retirement Distribution Models
  • Strategically Rebalance Accumulation and Distribution Periods (Spitzer et al Article and Daryanani Article)
  • Be Mindful of Taxation Effect (Berna)
  • Consider Immediate Annuities Use for Part of Portfolio and ALDA Products


Rudd and Wisdom, Inc.

Financial Services Division




portfolio construction concepts
Portfolio Construction Concepts

Understand your return needs/desires vs your risk capacity

Analyze your risk appetite and its potential consequences

Decide which asset categories to use in which amounts

Decide on passive or active managers for each asset category

Portfolio takes on characteristics different from its components

Portfolio characteristics should be consistent with its goal

Use available tools and resources

Monitor and modify portfolio as needed

portfolio construction guidelines
Portfolio Construction Guidelines

Do not invest in any asset you do not understand

Do not assume more asset risk than is needed

Use diversification to reduce volatility not to increase return

Use the financial goal time frame as a guide to your risk capacity

Re-balance your portfolio according to pre-determined strategy

portfolio construction guidelines1
Portfolio Construction Guidelines
  • Never assume higher investment returns come without higher volatility
  • Understand psychological influences on investment decisions and the market
  • Change your portfolio construction only if consistent with your goals; never panic into changes
  • Past results may or not may not be repeated in the future
  • Whomdo you trust?



acknowledgements credits and resources
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 1- Using Decision Rules to Create Retirement Withdrawal Profile (SWR)
  • William Klinger
  • Journal Financial Planning - August 2007
  • 2- Guidelines for Withdrawal Rates and Portfolio Safety During Retirement (SWR)
  • Spitzer, Strieter, Singh
  • Journal of Financial Planning - October 2007
  • 3- Evaluating Retirement Portfolio Withdrawal Rates (SWR)
  • Carl Hubbard
  • Journal of Retirement Planning - May/June 2006
  • 4- Moshe Milevsky,
  • Professor, York University, Toronto
  • Executive Director- The IFID Centre, Toronto
acknowledgements credits and resources1
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources

5- Retirement Ruin Analyzer (SWR)

Society of Actuaries Website

6- Emphasizing Low-Correlated Assets (Diversification)

The Volatility of Correlation by William Coaker

Journal of Financial Planning – September 2007

7- CFA Institute

8- Pension Research Council

9- Gone in 60 Seconds( Flash Crash)

Denis Dick, CFA

CFA Institute Magazine (Sept/Oct 2010)

10- Upper-left Quadrant (Diversification)

Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D.

Financial Planning (Sept 2009)

acknowledgements credits and resources2
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 11- The Future of Retirement Investing (Use of Options)
  • William Ulivieri, AIFA
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Sept 2009)
  • 12- Market Cycles and Safe Withdrawal Rates (SWR)
  • John Harris Ph.D. , CFP, RFC
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Sept 2009)
  • 13- True Believer (Active vs. Passive)
  • Walter Updegrave interview of Roger Ibbotson
  • Money (Sept 2010)
  • 14- The Six Best Investing Ideas You’ve Never Heard (Risk)
  • George Mannes
  • Money (July 2010)
acknowledgements credits and resources3
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 15- The Portfolio- Spice it Up (Commodities)
  • Craig L. Israelsen Ph.D.
  • Financial Planning (June 2008)
  • 16-The Portfolio- Heads I win, Tails I lose Less (Passive Fundamental Index)
  • Robert Arnott et al
  • Financial Planning (June 2008)
  • 17- Joint Life Expectancy and Retirement Distribution Period (SWR)
  • David Blanchett CFA, CFP and Brian Blanchett CFA, CFP
  • Journal of Financial Planning (December 2008)
  • 18- Sustainable Retirement Withdrawals: A Combined Equity and Annuity Approach (SWR)
  • Lemoine, Cordell, Gustafson
  • Journal of Financial Planning ( January 2010)
acknowledgements credits and resources4
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 19- Retirement Income Sustainability: How to measure the Tail of a Black Swan (Risk)
  • Moshe Milevsky Ph.D.
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Oct 2010)
  • 20- Dynamic and Adaptive Approach to Distribution Planning and Monitoring (SWR)
  • David Blanchett CFA, CFP and Larry Frank, CFP
  • Journal of Financial Planning (April 2009)
  • 21- Beyond Monte Carlo Analysis: An Algorithmic Replacement for a Misunderstood Practice (Risk)
  • Shawn Braymen, BSc. MES
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Dec 2007)
  • 22- Determining the Proper Starting Balance for Taxable and Tax-Deferred Savings at Retirement (SWR)
  • Ben Bernacchi, CFP
  • Journal of Financial Planning (July 2008)
acknowledgements credits and resources5
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 23- Asset Allocation for Retirement: Simple Heuristics and Target Date Funds (SWR)
  • Steven Dolvin. Ph.D., CFA; William Templeton Ph.D.
  • Journal of Financial Planning ( March 2010)
  • 24- Opportunistic Rebalancing (Portfolio)
  • GobindDaryanami, CFP, Ph.D.
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Jan 2008)
  • 25- Long-Term Approaches to Managing Retirement Healthcare Costs (Health)
  • David Armes, CFP
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Dec 2009)
  • 26- Is Rebalancing a Portfolio During Retirement Necessary? (Portfolio)
  • John Spitzer, Ph.D., and S.Singh Ph.D., CFA
  • Journal of Financial Planning (June 2007)
acknowledgements credits and resources6
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 27- Creating Safe, Aggressive Retirement Income Profiles (SWR)
  • William J. Kingler, MBA, MS
  • Journal of Financial Planning (May 2010)
  • 28- Diversification Effect: Isolating the Effect of Correlation on Portfolio Risk Diversification
  • Gregory N. Hight
  • Journal of Financial Planning ( May 2010)
  • 29- Allocation to deferred Variable Annuities with GMWB for Life (Annualization)
  • James X. Xong, Ph.D., CFA, Thomas Idzorek, CFA and Peng Chen Ph.D., CFA
  • Journal of Financial Planning ( February 2010)
  • 30- Simple Dynamic Strategy for Portfolio Withdrawals: Using a 12 Month Simple Moving Average (Active Management)
  • Michael Garrison, CFP, Carlos Sera and Jeffrey Cribbs, CFP
  • Journal of Financial Planning (Feb 2010)
acknowledgements credits and resources7
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 31- Strategic Option Protection Increases Return, Decreases Risk (Risk)
  • John Burke, CFP and Wei Xu
  • Journal of Financial Planning ( July 2010)
  • 32- Immediate Annuities: Beyond Interest Rate (Annualization)
  • Insight
  • Financial Planning (October 2010)
  • 33- Segmenting the Middle Market: Retirement Risks and Solutions (Education)
  • Noel Abkemeier, FSA
  • Society of Actuaries Publications (Sept 2010)
  • 34- TIPS Scorecard (Inflation)
  • ZviBodie et al
  • Financial Analysts Journal- CFA Institute (Sept/Oct 2010)
acknowledgements credits and resources8
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 35- The Rat Without a Tail (Trust)
  • Susan J. Forray, FCAS
  • Contingencies; American Academy of Actuaries (Sept/Oct 2009)
  • 36- Shiller P/E’s and Predicting Returns (Active Management)
  • Joseph A. Tomlinson, FSA, CFP
  • Adviser perspective Web Publication
  • 37- Return Distributions and the Shiller P/E Ratio (Active Management)
  • Keith C. Goddard, CFA
  • Adviser perspective Web Publication
  • 38- Gambling: Happens in Vegas- And Should Stay in Vegas (SWR)
  • Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA; Rich Weiss and Irina Torelli, CFA
  • American Century Investments
acknowledgements credits and resources9
Acknowledgements, Credits And Resources
  • 39- Not a Lost Decade for Diversified, Balanced Portfolios (Diversification)
  • Joni L Clark, CFA, CFP
  • Adviser Perspective Web Publication
  • 40-Financial Tips for Those Close to Retirement
  • Ameriprise Financial (March 2010)
  • 41- Three Market Valuation Indicators (Active Management)
  • Doug Short
  • Adviser Perspective Web Publication
  • 42- Texas State Securities Board