Meet the “Merchant of Simplicity”

Published on
February 17th, 2020
41 minutes

The “Third Rail” of Pensions: Politics, Problems, and Solutions

Meet the “Merchant of Simplicity”

The Expert View ·
Featuring Ramsey Smith

Published on: February 17th, 2020 • Duration: 41 minutes

Ramsey Smith, founder and CEO of, is a firm believer in the power of annuities to provide guaranteed income to retirees at the time they need it the most. But he thinks that the annuities industry too often pushes retirees into complex (and high-fee) products. He founded to deliver affordable longevity protection by connecting retirees with simple, low-fee annuities, and he joins Real Vision to discuss his life mission is to be a "merchant of simplicity" rather than a "merchant of complexity." Filmed on January 23, 2020, in New York.