Kitces: Why asset location matters

03/10/2013 | Nerd's Eye View blog

Where retirement savings assets should be held is becoming just as important as deliberations over what assets and in what amounts, writes Michael Kitces. He points to studies indicating that good asset location can average about 20 basis points of "free" return, and as much as 52 basis points for retirees. The benefits are now so widely recognized that low-cost variable annuities are coming to market to serve as asset location vehicles.

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