FINANCIAL ENGINES, INC.
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|20140249985||CREATING AND MAINTAINING A PAYOUT-READY PORTFOLIO WITHIN AN INVESTMENT PLAN TO GENERATE A SUSTAINABLE INCOME STREAM - Financial advisory methods and systems for creating a steady lifetime income stream within an investment plan is provided. According to one embodiment, a feasible, personalized pattern of periodic cash payouts from an investment plan is structured to achieve level annual income during a payout period when combined with other income sources. A mapping is maintained of fixed income investments from a limited universe of financial products available within the investment plan to corresponding constant maturity Treasury bond (CMT) weights. Based on the mapping, a payout program is designed that is expected to generate a stream of income sufficient to fund the cash payouts by determining an appropriate allocation of assets within the investment plan among the fixed income investments. A payout portfolio is formed within the investment plan including holdings in the fixed income investments in accordance with the determined appropriate allocation. The cash payouts are paid to the investor.||09-04-2014|
|20110055115||ROTH-AWARE FINANCIAL ADVISORY PLATFORM - A financial advisory platform that includes Roth contribution support is provided. According to one embodiment, trade-offs between a current retirement savings strategy and an alternative retirement savings strategy are presented to an end user. Information is received regarding the alternative retirement savings strategy, which includes information regarding a target proportion of retirement plan contributions to be invested pre-tax and post-tax in a retirement portfolio where the target proportion is different than the current proportion of pre-tax and post-tax contributions under the current retirement savings strategy. An after tax value of the retirement portfolio is forecast by a forecasting module based on the alternative retirement savings strategy. Trade-offs are presented between the alternative retirement savings strategy and the current retirement savings strategy. The trade-offs include an indication regarding an effect on take-home pay as a result of switching from the current retirement savings strategy to the alternative retirement savings strategy.||03-03-2011|
|20090055327||FINANCIAL GOAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A financial advisory system is described that facilitates planning regarding financial goals, such as retirement. According to one embodiment, a method of forecasting a future value of a financial product holding is provided. Exposure analysis is performed on a financial product in which an investor holds an interest to determine how the financial product behaves relative to a set of asset classes. A forecast is generated for the financial product holding at a configurable time horizon based on forward-looking scenarios of one or more asset classes of the set of asset classes. Based on the forecast, information is directly or indirectly caused to be presented regarding a projected value of the financial product holding at the configurable time horizon.||02-26-2009|
|20080235154||FINANCIAL ADVISORY SYSTEM - A financial advisory system is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, return scenarios for optimized portfolio allocations are simulated interactively to facilitate financial product selection. Return scenarios for each asset class of a plurality of asset classes are generated based upon estimated future scenarios of one or more economic factors. A mapping from each financial product of an available set of financial products onto one or more asset classes of the plurality of asset classes is created by determining exposures of the available set of financial products to each asset class of the plurality of asset classes. In this way, the expected returns and correlations of a plurality of financial products are generated and used to produce optimized portfolios of financial products. Return scenarios are simulated for one or more portfolios including combinations of financial products from the available set of financial products based upon the mapping.||09-25-2008|
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