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Life settlements on regulators' radar as states push their use
Texas latest to encourage holders to sell life insurance, use proceeds for long-term care.
Dynasty branches out to the insurance side
New offering opens up access to insurance brokerages offering annuities, disability, long-term care.
As MetLife cuts, adviser ranks are thinning out fast
MetLife Inc. is making good on its plans to ratchet down sales of variable annuities and universal life insurance with secondary guarantees in the United States, and dramatically reduce head count in its financial adviser force. Over the past year, the company has axed 2,500 advisers from its
MetLife adviser ranks thinning out fast after cuts
MetLife has trimmed a third of its adviser force amid a push to save $150 million a year by 2014. Question is, are the job cuts over?
The Takeaway: Gross' Total Return gets totally buzzed
On the (quick) reversion in S&P vs Treasury yields. ( Abnormal Returns ) Pimco Total Return has its worst monthly loss since September 2008. ( The Tell ) The Biz Remember when training on Wall Street was about mentorship and not salesmanship? ( The Big Picture ) RBC broker promised a couple that
CBO report on tax incentives could incentivize tax reform foes
Wealthy get biggest bang from retirement savings deal, lower investment taxes.
The 4 C's of successful retirement income strategies - InvestmentNews
A new white paper by Gary Bhojwani, chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Company.
Sizzling first quarter for VA sales at Jackson National
Tax-advantaged investing gaining traction among advisers, helps push product.
NY Life cuts initial deposit for annuity to attract youth
But critics question whether younger workers should even be buying annuities
ING U.S. sets stock offering price at $21-$24 a share
Company to change name to Voya Financial upon IPO, focus on retirement, investment, insurance.
Madison Dearborn to buy NFP for $1.3 billion
Private-equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC has agreed to buy National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) for $1.3 billion, the companies said today.The deal, which includes debt that can be converted into stock, works out to $25.35 a share, which is below the 2003 initial-public-offering price
Protective Life spends $1 billion for MONY business
Deal includes acquisition of Axa's MONY Life Insurance, reinsuring a block of life policies.
ING on a voyage to change its name, not its color
Insurer close to being spun off in an initial public offering; business to remain the same.
Cetera acquiring two B-Ds from MetLife
Cetera Financial Group is continuing its aggressive expansion, announcing last Friday that it had agreed to acquire two independent broker-dealers from MetLife Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
Cetera to buy two of MetLife's indie B-Ds
After weeks of speculation, Cetera CEO Valerie Brown on Friday announced the company is buying two of MetLife's broker dealers. Bruce Kelly supplies the details.
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