For Financial Professionals in the US

Ben Rizzuto, CRPS®

Retirement Director

Ben Rizzuto is a Retirement Director for Janus Henderson Investors. In this role, he works with financial advisors, platform partners, Janus Henderson colleagues, and clients to find solutions to today’s increasingly difficult retirement issues. Ben also contributes to the dialogue surrounding these issues as host of the Plan Talk podcast and through periodic posts to the Janus Henderson Blog. Prior to joining Janus in 2014, he worked as a business development consultant for Jackson National Life, where he helped financial advisors grow their fee-based practices.

Ben received his BA degree in political science from the University of Colorado – Boulder and an International MBA with concentrations in finance and Italian from the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) designation. He has 15 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Plan Talk: Assessing Fixed Income Options in Retirement Plan Lineups

Plan Talk: Assessing Fixed Income Options in Retirement Plan Lineups

The latest episode of Plan Talk focuses on the lack of adequate fixed income options in many retirement plan lineups.

Protecting Plan Participants from Cyberthreats in the Age of Remote Working

Protecting Plan Participants from Cyberthreats in the Age of Remote Working

Plan sponsors should carefully screen service providers to help ensure plan participants are not vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Marching to a Million: How to Keep Financial Goals on Track When Starting a New Job

Marching to a Million: How to Keep Financial Goals on Track When Starting a New Job

Three steps to help those who have recently started new careers stay on track to their long-term financial goals.

Marching to a Million: How to Navigate the Post-COVID Job Market

Marching to a Million: How to Navigate the Post-COVID Job Market

Advice for young adults who may find their career prospects dimmed in today’s challenging job market.

How Trump’s Second-Term Tax Ideas Could Impact Investors

How Trump’s Second-Term Tax Ideas Could Impact Investors

The Trump administration has proposed several tax policy ideas that have important implications on how to plan for the future.

Why Your Financial Plan Should Be Apolitical

Why Your Financial Plan Should Be Apolitical

Financial markets will have ups and downs regardless of who wins the election this November.

Dollar-Cost Averaging: A Formula for Consistent Investing

Dollar-Cost Averaging: A Formula for Consistent Investing

For younger investors who don’t have large sums of money to invest, dollar-cost averaging can be a useful approach for consistent long-term investing.

Fixed Income in DC Plans Survey: A Discussion of Key Findings and Implications

Fixed Income in DC Plans Survey: A Discussion of Key Findings and Implications

A discussion of our recent survey exploring diversification in defined contribution plans.

Income Share Agreements: Educational Investments in Students’ Human Capital

Income Share Agreements: Educational Investments in Students’ Human Capital

Outlining the pros and cons of ISAs, a new alternative to traditional student loans.

Certainly Uncertain: Managing Expectations When the Future Is Unclear

Certainly Uncertain: Managing Expectations When the Future Is Unclear

Why market uncertainty highlights the importance of setting expectations and helping clients stick to their long-term plans.

Are Your Student Loans Forgivable?

Are Your Student Loans Forgivable?

Guidance on how to navigate the student loan debt forgiveness process through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

IRS Provides Relief to All Who Have Taken RMDs in 2020

IRS Provides Relief to All Who Have Taken RMDs in 2020

An update on how IRS Notice 2020-15 impacts clients who already took RMDs in 2020 – before the CARES Act dictated that they didn’t have to.