Investing for Retirement: Are Life-Cycle Funds Worthwhile?
This event is cosponsored with the Savings and Retirement Forum
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Workers are now managing much of their own retirement funds. One of the most popular strategies is also the most passive: life-cycle funds. These funds take more risk when workers are young and automatically become less risky assets with age. Are these plans a good investment? Should they continue to Listen to Audio


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be recommended for so many workers?

At this conference, Social Security Administration researcher Benjamin Bridges presented new research on life-cycle funds.

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Adam Paul
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-862-5852
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Veronique Rodman
American Enterprise Institute
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Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-862-4870

Andrew Biggs is a resident scholar at AEI, specializing in Social Security and retirement policy. He previously served as the principal deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he oversaw the SSA’’s policy research efforts and led the agency’’s participation in the Social Security Trustees working group. In 2005, he worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001, he was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. He is also the author of AEI's Retirement Policy Outlook series.

Benjamin Bridges is an economist in the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics. At the SSA he has served in various research and management positions. His research interests include analysis of proposed changes in Social Security’’s programs and the economic status of the aged. Recent publications, including work concerning resources for near-retirees, appear in the Review of Income and Wealth and the Social Security Bulletin.

This event is cosponsored with the Savings and Retirement Forum
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Andrew G.
Biggs
  • Andrew G. Biggs is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Social Security reform, state and local government pensions, and public sector pay and benefits.

    Before joining AEI, Biggs was the principal deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he oversaw SSA’s policy research efforts. In 2005, as an associate director of the White House National Economic Council, he worked on Social Security reform. In 2001, he joined the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Biggs has been interviewed on radio and television as an expert on retirement issues and on public vs. private sector compensation. He has published widely in academic publications as well as in daily newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions. In 2013, the Society of Actuaries appointed Biggs co-vice chair of a blue ribbon panel tasked with analyzing the causes of underfunding in public pension plans and how governments can securely fund plans in the future.

    Biggs holds a bachelor’s degree from Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland, master’s degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

  • Phone: 202-862-5841
    Email: andrew.biggs@aei.org
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    Name: Kelly Funderburk
    Phone: 202-862-5920
    Email: kelly.funderburk@aei.org
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