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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)

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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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    The battle for your clients' retirement dollars

    Breakfast with Benjamin:Annuity sellers fighting for IRAs. Plus: What's good for consumer isn't for business; another perspective on how much size matters; adviser tech world rocked; and how to join the 1%

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    'Longevity' in annuities could be the big 2015 focus

    New Treasury Dept. guidance pushes insurers to innovate while indexed annuities expected to continue to shine. Darla Mercado reports.

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    2014 big for indexed annuities: Broker-dealer execs

    The year isn't over yet, but executives at broker-dealers say they've had a major rise in the indexed-annuity business — to the point that it may be cannibalizing sales of variable annuities.At Raymond James Financial Inc., the annualized run rate for variable annuities is about $1.8 billion, a

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    The top variable and indexed annuity issuers and sales leaders

    Indexed annuities continue to be popular, and Jackson National continues to dominate VA sales.

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    The new variable and indexed annuity leaders

    Indexed annuities continue to be popular, and Jackson National continues to dominate VA sales.

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    ETF investors bail on the financial sector

    Breakfast with Benjamin:Finance-focused ETFs suffer huge outflows. What gives? Plus: Prudential Financial's spooky reinsurance bet, investing in obesity, private lawyers give corporate inversions a leg up, and location matters less when the house you're selling is haunted.

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    Pimco fortifies to take on the old boss

    Monday Breakfast with Benjamin:Gross, Ivascyn to square off. Plus: The outlook for Pimco outflows is bad and worse, global markets keeping an eye on Hong Kong civil unrest, a warning about fixed indexed annuities, buying ahead of ex-dividend dates, and running the numbers on Roth IRAs

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    Markets wait on the Fed's next move

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are waiting for Janet Yellen and the Fed to pull the trigger on rates. Plus: Buying Alibaba via ETFs; S&P and Nasdaq stocks start to separate; hedge funds ride the wave; and annuity product sales hitting double digits.

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    Wells Fargo pushes insurers to lower commissions on indexed annuities

    Debut of its new offerings follows an industrywide surge in popularity for the products.

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    One of industry's last holdouts, NAIFA elects its first female president

    With women representing only 11.5% of advisers, trade group plans to highlight women in industry.

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    Jackson National extends variable annuity lead

    Sales of Elite Access product helps firm stay ahead of Lincoln National, TIAA-CREF and AIG.