October 19, 2018

For youth living below the poverty line, education is a ladder out

There are about 4.9 million opportunity youth in the U.S.—young people between the ages of 16 and 24 neither in school nor working—who never earned their high school diploma or its equivalent for a wide array of reasons. Many of these youth and their families are living at or below the poverty line, and are among the 40 percent of Americans who are struggling to meet at least one of their basic needs.

October 17, 2018

Prudential Financial issues statement after Financial Stability Oversight Council removes SIFI label

NEWARK, N.J., October 17, 2018 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) issued a statement after the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s decision to rescind Prudential’s designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution. The company stated that the outcome reflects Prudential’s sustainable business model, capital strength and comprehensive risk management, which have and continue to enable the company to fulfill its promises to customers, deliver consistent performance and meet regulatory obligations.

October 17, 2018

QMA Q4 2018 Outlook: Storm clouds are gathering

Trade tensions and the ongoing crisis in emerging markets top the downside risks. Trade uncertainty has now seeped into the GDP and business confidence data for Europe and Japan, while the combination of trade tensions, fears of Turkish lira contagion, and Fed rate hikes have contributed to slowdowns in a number of EMs, including China. On balance: The near-term risk of a global downturn remains very low. But storm clouds are gathering.

October 12, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q4 2018 Outlook - Standing Still: A Symptom of Less Synchronization and Giant Collisions

When investors recall the third quarter of 2018, many may cite the fractures that occurred in certain corners of the fixed income market. In its fourth-quarter outlook, PGIM Fixed Income evaluates the extent of the damage, the factors that contributed to the periodic volatility, how these issues may unfold going forward, and the nature of the opportunities that lie ahead.

October 05, 2018

Quincy Krosby’s Q4 2018 Commentary: Heads or Tails

While 2018 should finish on a high note, 2019 may provide many challenges, including the fading of fiscal stimulus, peak earnings and intensified scrutiny of the yield curve as concerns mount over the strength of the expansion. Choosing heads or tails correctly will matter as liquidity continues to be drained from the global financial system and accommodation wanes, says Quincy Krosby, Prudential's chief market strategist in her Q4 2018 market commentary, “Heads or Tails.”

September 19, 2018

Prudential promotes four senior executives as part of leadership succession plan

Prudential on Wednesday said it is promoting four senior executives as part of its leadership succession plan announced last week. Scott Sleyster was named executive vice president and chief operating officer, International Businesses, and Ken Tanji was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer.

September 17, 2018

One-third of Americans don’t have an accurate perception of their finances, Prudential’s Financial Wellness Census reveals

A third of Americans believe they are either better or worse off financially than they actually are, a new Prudential study says.

September 16, 2018

Prudential commits $1 million in grants to help Hurricane Florence victims

To help those affected by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath, Prudential is supporting relief efforts by committing grants through The Prudential Foundation. Funds will be allocated to national and local organizations that are providing direct response.

September 12, 2018

Prudential names Charles Lowrey as new CEO and Chairman-Elect; John Strangfeld to retire

Prudential’s longtime leader John Strangfeld will retire later this year, ending an 11-year run as chairman and CEO where he steered the company through the changing landscape of the financial services industry to become the premier provider of retirement, investment management and financial protection solutions.

September 07, 2018

In love, but don’t want to get hitched? Think again, with your wallet

If it seems you’ve gotten fewer wedding invitations lately, it’s not your imagination. Marriage is declining, and not only among young couples. Those nearing retirement age are shying away from marriage, too. Unfortunately, those who never marry could find themselves without a financial safety net.