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New life insurance study debunks “buy term, invest the difference”
Standard advice leaves many Americans underinsured and unprepared for retirement.
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.
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.
Advisers choosing hedge-style stock-pickers face 'beta' challenge
Closet indexing, market timing are among the risks in long-short equity: analysts.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Broker-dealers face administrative hurdles in rollout of QLAC annuity
Confusion remains over who ensures the contract purchase meets Treasury's guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
MassMutual beefs up DCIO effort, extending reach into retirement plans
Insurer faces uphill battle as competition in defined contribution investment-only space is tough.
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
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.