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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    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.

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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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    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.

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    MetLife plans to sue to overturn Dodd-Frank systemic-risk label

    The insurer will be the first non-bank to argue that its failure would not pose a threat to the financial system.

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    John Hancock buys New York Life's retirement unit; New York Life acquires block of John Hancock's life insurance biz

    In a two-part tradeoff, John Hancock will acquire New York Life's Retirement Plan Services business, and New York Life will take on a block of John Hancock's life insurance business. One deals bolsters John Hancock's retirement reach and the other the other New York Life's insurance reserves.