Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
In rejiggering, MetLife to curb VA sales, roll out health insurance
Carrier aims to pull away from ‘capital-intensive' products — including annuities
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.
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
Analysts wave off $1.57B death benefit suit against Met, Pru
Illinois lawsuit alleges MetLife and Prudential owe some $524M in unclaimed death benefits
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
MetLife’s bank divestment a mixed blessing for ratings: Analysts
Moody’s: Bank sale eliminates Fed oversight but gives Met competitive chops
General Electric makes major move into banking with MetLife deal
Conglomerate acquires $7.5B in accounts from insurer; sale includes online banking platform
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.
Dead man's life policy finally pays off
Life insurers have paid $52.6 million in death benefits since New York's banking and insurance regulator forced the companies to use government data to identify cases where they didn't pay claims.
MetLife drops Citi as top stock pick
WHEELER, KHALAF MetLife Inc., the biggest U.S. life insurer, was removed from Citigroup Inc.'s list of top stock picks as new chief executive Steven Kandarian reshuffles management and plans his strategy. Mr. Kandarian, who was promoted to the top job in May, faces interest rate and equity market