Fixed Annuities

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    Time to expand the tool kit for delivering retirement income

    Current retirement income products miss the mark in striking an optimal balance between investment opportunity and income protection.

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    Fixed indexed annuity sales gaining on VAs: Cerulli

    Fixed indexed annuity sales are steadily gaining on those of variable annuities, thanks in large part to continued low interest rates.

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    Jackson National to offer DoubleLine smart beta fund in VAs

    Smart-beta strategies got their latest seal of approval in the form of a $100 million mandate from variable annuity giant Jackson National, which has added the DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE Fund to its menu of VA investment options.

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    IBDs, wirehouses drive second-largest sales quarter for fixed indexed annuities

    Variable annuities may have won the day in quarterly sales, but broker-dealers are stepping up their distribution of fixed indexed products, which hedge against rising interest rates.

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    Fidelity throws its weight behind longevity annuities

    The Boston retirement-services giant is giving its clients a new option for planning for the costs and risk of living longer by making deferred-income annuities available for retirement plans. (See also the Top 10 annuity sellers in the second quarter.)

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    How to not get gobbled up when the next bear market arrives

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Avoid these investing missteps when the next bear rumbles through the market.

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    MetLife launches first longevity annuity for individual clients' retirement accounts

    Latest product comes as qualified longevity annuity contracts look for a place in retirement accounts.

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    Raymond James bolsters indexed annuities and life wholesaling with acquisition

    Deal with insurance marketer Producers Choice is expected to give the broker-dealer greater control over the way annuities are wholesaled to its advisers.

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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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    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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    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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    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)