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    New life insurance study debunks “buy term, invest the difference”

    Standard advice leaves many Americans underinsured and unprepared for retirement.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Advisers choosing hedge-style stock-pickers face 'beta' challenge

    Closet indexing, market timing are among the risks in long-short equity: analysts.

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    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.

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    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.'

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    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.

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    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.

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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.