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Protective protects itself
Up-and-coming variable annuity player Protective Life Insurance Co. is taking steps to stem the flow of contract premiums.
Protective Life pulling in reins on variable annuity flows
Another day, another VA pullback. This time, Protective Live is putting the brakes to sales of its variable annuities, including clamping down on 1035 exchanges.
Retirement Income Summit 2013 'Income' the missing piece in retirement income planning
Clients often unaware how much savings are needed to generate sufficient cash
Risk altered as private equity moves into insurance
Until April 2011, Patrick “Pete” Dodd, a former money manager at Liberty Life Insurance Co. in Greenville, S.C., invested customer premiums in what he calls a “squeaky clean” portfolio: bonds backed by state governments and blue-chip corporations.
Jackson thrived in 1Q
Jackson National Life Insurance Co. enjoyed a bump in deposits and sales during the first quarter, thanks to its variable annuity that's free of generous living benefits.
Variable annuities adjust
May is here -- and so are variable annuity updates. But it's a far different world for the once-highflying insurers that used to dominate the market. Since the financial crisis, historic low interest rates have forced more and more carriers to impose higher fees. Some have looked to reduce their
Sizzling first quarter for VA sales at Jackson National
Tax-advantaged investing gaining traction among advisers, helps push product.
It must be May in VA-land: Payout cuts, price hikes, new products
Markets on the upswing, low rates and risk management front and center for insurers.
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Portfolio Seasonal tendencies and average annual returns for the S&P would support the May pullback thesis. ( Charts Etc ) Wall Street chief strategists keep their world-renowned perma-wrong record intact, bravo. ( The Reformed Broker ) Jumpiness in the mortgage REIT sector - analysts from
Lincoln National joins variable annuity tweakers
After strong first quarter, insurer trims income benefit payouts, seeks to 'tamp down' sales.
No big bang for ING IPO
Stock trades higher after company cuts offering price; annuities biz viewed as financial drag
NY Life cuts initial deposit for annuity to attract youth
But critics question whether younger workers should even be buying annuities
Fees net more revenue
Large independent broker-dealers that rely heavily on revenue from commissions struggled in 2012 to match the performance of broker-dealers that generate the lion's share of their revenue from fees charged against clients' assets. Overall, 2012 was a weak year for the independent-broker-dealer
ING U.S. sets stock offering price at $21-$24 a share
Company to change name to Voya Financial upon IPO, focus on retirement, investment, insurance.
New York Life cuts initial deposit for annuity to attract youth
Critics say younger workers, with time on their side, don't need annuities.
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