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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.
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.
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.
The latest ranking of independent broker-dealers by rep head count
Even if recruiting at independent broker-dealers has hit a wall, the industry still features a number of firms with expanding numbers of registered reps.
As indexed universal life sales climb, be sure to mind the risks
Advisers need to bear in mind that this cousin of traditional universal life insurance requires unique precautions.
Carlyle Group misses the mark with liquid alts
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Carlyle Group is shutting down two liquid alternative mutual funds it launched last year.
MassMutual beefs up DCIO effort, extending reach into retirement plans
Insurer faces uphill battle as competition in defined contribution investment-only space is tough.
SEC goes after firm for fraud tied to life settlements
The regulator alleges Pacific West Capital Group mislead investors about risks associated with the investments
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman rakes in the big bucks
Breakfast with Benjamin: A 25% pay raise to $22.5 million means it's good to be Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman.
Northwestern Mutual purchases LearnVest
The insurer will acquire LearnVest for an undisclosed amount, with LearnVest saying its platform will maintain its brand identity and business relationships.
Northwestern Mutual agrees to settle annuities suit for $84 million: report
About 30,000 current and former annuity owners claim company failed to pay proper dividends on contracts sold 30 years ago.
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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?
When is a good time to convert to a Roth IRA?
Breakfast with Benjamin: When it's OK to convert to a Roth IRA. Plus: Two emerge as Buffett successors; recognizing seasoned financial veterans, and Asian stocks get a boost from Chinese bankers.
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.