June 14, 2018

Looking ahead after the U.S.-North Korea summit

The historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in Singapore ended with impressive imagery; however, the joint statement by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un seemed short on details. In “Looking Ahead After the U.S.-North Korea Summit,” Gerwin Bell, Ph.D., lead economist for Asia on PGIM Fixed Income’s Global Macroeconomic Research Team, and Mehill Marku, portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income’s Foreign Exchange Team, examine two competing schools of thought concerning how the delicate relationship between the two countries may evolve.

June 13, 2018

Prudential names Caroline Feeney head of Individual Solutions Group

NEWARK, N.J., June 13, 2018 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced that Caroline Feeney, currently president of Individual Life Insurance, will serve as head of Individual Solutions Group, which comprises Annuities and Individual Life Insurance. Salene Hitchcock-Gear, currently president of Prudential Advisors, will serve as president of Individual Life Insurance, which includes Prudential Advisors. The appointments will take effect on June 15, 2018.

June 12, 2018

PGIM Real Estate enters San Francisco Bay Area multifamily joint venture with CityView managed client

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2018 – PGIM Real Estate has formed a joint venture with a public pension fund client of CityView to acquire a 50 percent interest in a portfolio of five Class A multifamily properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. The portfolio is valued at approximately $500 million. PGIM Real Estate, acting on behalf of an institutional real estate investor, is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

June 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un, ECB, FOMC meetings to dominate market

Three meetings will dominate markets this week: the U.S.-North Korea summit, and the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB), Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

June 11, 2018

Stephen O’Keeffe joins PGIM Real Estate to lead Australian real estate debt investments

NEWARK, N.J., June 11, 2018 – Stephen O’Keeffe has joined PGIM Real Estate as an executive director, responsible for sourcing real estate debt investments and managing relationships with prospective borrowers and partners in Australia.

June 07, 2018

Social Security’s slide: Time to hit the panic button?

Social Security’s announcement that the program will operate at a deficit this year delivers a stark warning to future retirees counting on Social Security as their main source of income.

June 04, 2018

Apple’s WWDC, G-7, North Korea summit will keep market busy this week

Headlines could have an important influence on the market this week with earnings season all but finished — pushing trade, tech, and the run-up to the back-on-again U.S.-North Korea summit to the forefront, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

May 30, 2018

Stable value funds a new trend in college savings

For years, many 529 plans offered money market funds as their conservative investment option. Now, they’re increasingly replacing them with stable value funds, investment vehicles wrapped in insurance contracts that guarantee a specific minimum return. A new white paper from Prudential Financial, Inc., "529 Plans: Assessing the Stable Value Option", examines why.

May 30, 2018

PGIM Real Estate, Varma complete acquisition of M Campus in Paris

PARIS, May 30, 2018 – PGIM Real Estate, in partnership with its client, the Finnish pension insurance company Varma, has acquired M Campus, a 45,000-square-meter office campus in Meudon, on the outskirts of Paris. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, Inc., the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

May 29, 2018

Leston Welsh joins Prudential Group Insurance as head of Disability and Absence Management

NEWARK, N.J., May 29, 2018 - Prudential Group Insurance today announced that Leston Welsh has joined the firm as vice president, head of Disability and Absence Management. In this role he is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for disability and absence management products, services, and capabilities. Welsh succeeds Jake Biscoglio, who is leading a business development initiative for the Workplace Solutions Group. Prudential Group Insurance is a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).