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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.
Is OPEC about to flinch and cut oil production?
Breakfast with Benjamin: OPEC might be rethinking their strategy of flooding the market with oil to crush the fracking industry.
The Mutual Fund Store adds new products, services as it eyes eventual IPO
The Mutual Fund Store, the 10th-biggest RIA by AUM according to IN's database, is led by CEO John Bunch, who's taking a number of steps to keep growing as it eyes an eventual IPO.
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
Taxes might not be the main reason U.S. companies are relocating overseas
Breakfast with Benjamin: Maybe taxes aren't the reason U.S. companies are relocating overseas. Plus: Individuals are also leaving the country, cybersecurity spending spikes, and four good reasons to save more money.
How to get workers to chip in more money toward HSAs
Data suggest some workers are making the maximum contributions to their health savings accounts, but there's room for improvement.
Don't let beneficiary designations come back to haunt divorcing clients
Some states will bar the payment of life insurance proceeds when a couple is splitting.
Weighing a Plan B in estate planning in light of Obama's proposed tax overhaul
President Barack Obama's proposed tax plan has ignited a new conversation among tax experts on which possible strategies would work best if it goes through.
In Obama's State of the Union, advisers see a 'provocative' call to tax wealthy
When the president delivers his State of the Union address tonight, he will make proposals that could change the basic assumptions advisers rely on for wealthy clients. (See also: 13 crucial state tax changes.)
Shocking NYC murder highlights need for estate planning contingencies
Case serves as a reminder that advisers need to plan for events in which a beneficiary becomes unable to inherit.