Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife)

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    MetLife gets back in the variable-annuity-with-living-benefits game

    Longtime variable annuity player MetLife Inc. is stepping off the sidelines and getting back into the game as it launches a new living benefit rider. The New York-based insurer will release a new guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit rider, called FlexChoice, for sale on Saturday, Feb. 14. MetLife

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    MetLife plans to sue to overturn Dodd-Frank systemic-risk label

    The insurer will be the first non-bank to argue that its failure would not pose a threat to the financial system.

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    When undervalued stocks are expensive

    How to find undervalued stocks in a bull market. Plus, Bitcoin (yes, Bitcoin) gets legit; big investors licking their chops at BofA $8.5B settlement proposal; some good news for Madoff victims; and welcome back cap gain distributions. Curated by InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin.

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    Cetera to buy two of MetLife's indie B-Ds

    After weeks of speculation, Cetera CEO Valerie Brown on Friday announced the company is buying two of MetLife's broker dealers. Bruce Kelly supplies the details.

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    Insurer's B-Ds may be Cetera's next target

    Industry watchers say acquisitive broker-dealer Cetera may be eying two of the insurer's B-Ds.

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    MetLife to bar new additions to VAs with old income riders

    Changes keep coming in the variable annuity space, as MetLife Inc. will stop taking additional contributions to VAs with legacy living and death benefits next Monday.

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    Study says VA opportunities remain for lower-profile carriers

    Though variable annuity sales continue to be dominated by a few big companies, lower-profile carriers may seek opportunities in product innovation and new distribution channels.

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    In rejiggering, MetLife to curb VA sales, roll out health insurance

    Carrier aims to pull away from ‘capital-intensive' products — including annuities

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    Slow 2012 for VA sales as costs climb, insurers leave the space

    After strong growth in 2010 and 2011, VA sales are expected to slow as products become less attractive, guaranteed-withdrawal percentages slide and fees continue to skyrocket.

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    MetLife to kill VA living benefit this month

    Advisers hoping to get clients into MetLife's GMIB Plus IV variable annuity rider are running out of time; the insurer soon will stop selling it. According to a Feb. 6 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, MetLife will pull its Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit Plus IV and its

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    Analysts wave off $1.57B death benefit suit against Met, Pru

    Illinois lawsuit alleges MetLife and Prudential owe some $524M in unclaimed death benefits

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    MetLife, Axa limiting customer contributions to certain variable annuity purchases

    MetLIfe, Axa curbs on clients' VA additions a way to rein in market exposure amid tough economy

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    MetLife’s bank divestment a mixed blessing for ratings: Analysts

    Moody’s: Bank sale eliminates Fed oversight but gives Met competitive chops

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    General Electric makes major move into banking with MetLife deal

    Conglomerate acquires $7.5B in accounts from insurer; sale includes online banking platform

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    MetLife must defend lawsuit over retained asset checkbook

    MetLife Inc. must defend a lawsuit by the beneficiary of a policy who claimed the insurer paid $302,000 to the wrong person.