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New life insurance study debunks 'buy term, invest the difference'
Standard advice leaves many Americans underinsured and unprepared for retirement.
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.
Massachusetts' Galvin to investigate alternative fund sales by advisers
Sales of 25 top 'liquid alts' mutual funds will come under greater scrutiny from the state regulator.
Stock buybacks come under fire from politicians
Breakfast with Benjamin There's a rising backlash for record-level stock-buyback programs, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren issues charges of 'stock manipulation.'
Advisers choosing hedge-style stock-pickers face 'beta' challenge
Closet indexing, market timing are among the risks in long-short equity: analysts.
Support grows for strengthening variable annuity disclosures
A so-called summary prospectus would provide information about the risks, costs and benefits of the complicated products in a streamlined manner.
Willis Group and Towers Watson to merge
The newly combined advisory and insurance company will be named Willis Towers Watson and have revenue of approximately $8.2 billion.
The world braces for a slower Chinese economy
Breakfast with Benjamin: A weakening China will show the world how much it is really hooked on the Chinese economy.
MetLife files suit to fight 'too big to fail' status
Breakfast with Benjamin: The firm files suit against the Financial Stability Oversight Council, charging them with acting as 'judge, jury and executioner.'
15 years later, Nuveen Investments gets a go-ahead on ETFs
Money manager's rebooted efforts to sell ETFs get a nod from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
State officials to flag brokers with disciplinary history selling insurance
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners to launch program to inform state insurance officials about agents in their state who have a disciplinary history with Finra.
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.
The real reason the Federal Reserve isn't raising interest rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: The real reason the Fed is sitting on its hands boils down to a lousy employment market.
Broker-dealers face administrative hurdles in rollout of QLAC annuity
Confusion remains over who ensures the contract purchase meets Treasury's guidelines.
SEC slaps charges against "retirement planners" for fraudulent life settlement sales
Pair sold $4.3 million of Investments fraudulently marketed as "safe as CDs" and "federally insured," regulator says in suit.