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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    MassMutual beefs up DCIO effort, extending reach into retirement plans

    Insurer faces uphill battle as competition in defined contribution investment-only space is tough.

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    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

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    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.

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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.

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    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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    Bigger & Better

    Advisers with assets over $1 billion are outperforming their peers. Does your firm have what it takes to be a billion dollar baby?

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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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    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.

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    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.