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Edward Jones protected against VA ban by Protective
Insurer no longer taking 1035 exchanges or rollovers, but brokerage gets pass
Pru's all-bond VA getting lukewarm reception
Prudential Financial Inc.'s latest variable annuity release goes into all-bond territory, a development that's getting a lukewarm reception by broker-dealers and reps. The insurer unveiled its Prudential Defined Income variable annuity in February, offering clients a shot at the roll-ups and income
Protective protects itself
Up-and-coming variable annuity player Protective Life Insurance Co. is taking steps to stem the flow of contract premiums.
Protective Life pulling in reins on variable annuity flows
Another day, another VA pullback. This time, Protective Live is putting the brakes to sales of its variable annuities, including clamping down on 1035 exchanges.
Jackson thrived in 1Q
Jackson National Life Insurance Co. enjoyed a bump in deposits and sales during the first quarter, thanks to its variable annuity that's free of generous living benefits.
Variable annuities adjust
May is here -- and so are variable annuity updates. But it's a far different world for the once-highflying insurers that used to dominate the market. Since the financial crisis, historic low interest rates have forced more and more carriers to impose higher fees. Some have looked to reduce their
Sizzling first quarter for VA sales at Jackson National
Tax-advantaged investing gaining traction among advisers, helps push product.
It must be May in VA-land: Payout cuts, price hikes, new products
Markets on the upswing, low rates and risk management front and center for insurers.
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Portfolio Seasonal tendencies and average annual returns for the S&P would support the May pullback thesis. ( Charts Etc ) Wall Street chief strategists keep their world-renowned perma-wrong record intact, bravo. ( The Reformed Broker ) Jumpiness in the mortgage REIT sector - analysts from
Lincoln National joins variable annuity tweakers
After strong first quarter, insurer trims income benefit payouts, seeks to 'tamp down' sales.
Fees net more revenue
Large independent broker-dealers that rely heavily on revenue from commissions struggled in 2012 to match the performance of broker-dealers that generate the lion's share of their revenue from fees charged against clients' assets. Overall, 2012 was a weak year for the independent-broker-dealer
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.
Axa latest insurer to yank generous VA options
Axa is the latest insurer to drop aggressive VA investment options, moving customers into funds that are less volatile. The shift will affect some 500,000 policies.
The Hartford's rich VA buyout a lone rider
The Hartford's generous VA buyout deal is creating a buzz in the industry. Just don't expect other carriers to follow suit.
Hartford's VA buyback an offer many clients can't refuse
Early reports suggest that The Hartford's buyback terms for some of its legacy VAs are extremely generous. How generous? Some clients can cash out early at full value.
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