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    Latest twist on the annuity hits the market

    Natixis launching 'retirement spending account' through advisers; other companies expected to follow with me-too products.

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    Nationwide to pay $8M to settle with SEC over variable annuity mail snafu

    Insurer charged after agency found it deliberately delayed receipt of variable annuities and life insurance orders, resulting in a failure to price them in a timely manner.

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    Broker-dealers face administrative hurdles in rollout of QLAC annuity

    Confusion remains over who ensures the contract purchase meets Treasury's guidelines.

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    Time may have come to eliminate sales incentives in the annuities business

    As the financial services industry moves toward a fiduciary standard, prizes for top insurance sellers smack of conflict.

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    Spring variable annuity prospectuses and updates are here

    First quarter regulatory filings suggest that insurers aren't ramping up big new product releases but hybrid annuites appear to be making a comeback, with Voya charging back into the market.

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    Dividend stocks might be a better than annuities for income investors

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Could dividend stocks actually be a better deal than an annuity for income investors?

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    New York Life raises the living benefit stakes — on a fixed annuity

    Can the new product compete against its variable and indexed annuity cousins?

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    Transamerica offers legacy variable annuity clients a buyout

    This offer affects more than 30 types of variable annuity contracts issued by the insurer

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    Robert Benmosche remembered as tenacious, fair by colleagues

    Industry colleagues, from Hank Greenberg to Don Marron, recall the former MetLife, AIG CEO, who passed away at 70 Friday after a battle with cancer.

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    Prudential and MassMutual in $2.5 billion pension risk transfer deal with Kimberly-Clark

    21,000 retirees of the hygiene products maker will now be receiving their pension checks from Prudential

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    Getting smarter investors to move beyond an “offense-only” approach

    Most respondents in new survey say they have a financial plan, on the right track but their confidence may be misplaced.

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    Raft of new annuity products has broker-dealers scrambling to train reps

    As new annuities gain in popularity, broker-dealers are getting reps up to speed on using them as part of a comprehensive retirement income plan.

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    The art and science of longevity

    Advisers' responsibility to make sure their clients are prepared for the challenges and opportunities that come with extended life expectancies.

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    Deferred-income annuities grab spotlight from traditional variable annuities

    Run-up of DIAs in recent years points to a new retirement income stream for clients. (Plus: Our full special report on annuity strategies)

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    The leading variable annuities with living benefits

    CarrierBenefit65 Year old with a 10 year waiting period (first withdrawal at age 75)Roll-Up infoStep-up infoApplicable Withdrawal PercentageAnnual Withdrawal AmountCurrent Fee AmountFixed % IncreaseSimple/ CompoundHighest Anniv. Value FrequencyTIAA-CREF Life Insurance CompanyGuaranteed Lifetime ...