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State rules on insurance affiliation complicate fee-only status for some CFPs.
Treasury allows longevity annuities in retirement plans
The Treasury Department announces a rule that will allow retirement plan participants access to deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity insurance.
The $20 billion MainStay Marketfield fund's chicken or egg problem
Fund performance sagged as assets ballooned and performance sagged – but the manager says his bad bets were the culprit.
AIG promotes Peter Hancock to CEO, replacing Benmosche
After paying off $182.3 billion bailout, insurer focused on property-casualty coverage, life insurance and retirement.
Hartford Financial Services Group names a new CEO
Insurer Promotes CFO to replace previous CEO following a medical procedure related to a brain tumor.
Outlook for life insurance positive, depending on rates
Analysts optimistic as long as insurers watch the credit quality of investments and rates rise gradually.
Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy Protective Life for $5.7 billion
Protective CEO and management team will remain in place; deal creates 13th-largest global insurer.
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John Hancock B-D to terminate health and insurance benefits
Registered representatives at Signator Investors Inc., John Hancock's broker-dealer, received some dismaying news on Tuesday: The firm will be terminating its health and insurance benefits and will freeze its retirement benefits plan at the end of the year. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm will
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Beacon finds 'client onboarding' has replaced social-media archiving as brokers' biggest technology challenge.
What new scrutiny of life insurance captives means for advisers
Regulatory attention means advisers may want to rethink which companies they work with.
Resurgence ahead for life settlements industry?
Underfunded universal life policies' loss may be a gain for secondary insurance market.
Advisers pick their poison with UL policies
I read the article Low interest rates threaten universal-life policies (InvestmentNews, Nov. 18), and I am glad to see that the publication is making financial advisers aware of these issues.
Letters to the editor
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