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Variable annuity sellers clamp down on payments to existing contracts
Two of the largest variable annuity sellers sharply pulled back on additional premiums into existing contracts during a busy third quarter for the sellers.
Third quarter lifts insurers' VA businesses
The markets have been kind to investors in variable annuities during the third quarter — which means they've been even more generous to the insurers that have sold the products in the first place.
Jackson exempts certain advisers from VA exchange suspension
Jackson National Life Insurance Co.'s temporary halt on tax-free exchanges of variable annuities is in effect until Dec. 16 — but it turns out not everyone is subject to the suspension.
Lincoln National: Variable annuity sales are up, and there's still room to grow
Lincoln National's variable annuity deposits hit $3.4 billion at the life insurer during the third quarter, reflecting a 56% increase from the year-ago period, but execs want to shift more to contracts without living benefits.
Demand forces Jackson National to halt VA exchanges temporarily
Seven-week block applies only to products with guaranteed living benefits, not fixed and indexed annuities.
Gundlach to oversee $450M in annuities push
Jeffrey Gundlach, manager of the top-performing DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, is expanding to variable annuities by subadvising a fund modeled after his flagship for Prudential PLC's Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
Some could break even with Axa's latest VA buyout offers
Financial advisers and clients are getting Axa Equitable Life Insurance Co.'s second wave of variable annuity buyout offers, and the verdict is mixed.
Second wave of VA buyout offers comes from Axa
Advisers and clients are getting Axa Equitable Life Insurance Co.'s second wave of variable annuity buyout offers — and the verdict is mixed. Back in July, the insurer filed an offer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving a certain group of clients who own its Accumulator variable
Gundlach to oversee $450M in annuities push
The manager of the top-performing DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, is expanding to variable annuities by subadvising a fund modeled after his flagship for Prudential Plc's Jackson National Life Insurance.
Jackson breathes life into some of its VAs
Advisers can choose joint life options for Jackson's LifeGuard Freedom Flex line.
Know the VA or stay away
Here's another investment vehicle that should come with a very detailed warning label. In the wake of the 2008-09 financial meltdown, life insurance companies began raising the costs and lowering the guarantees tied to variable annuities — especially those sold with guaranteed-living-benefit ...
VA customers irate about rule changes
Ten years ago, folks leaving the workforce sought the best of two worlds when it came to their retirement savings: They wanted a guaranteed stream of income, along with the opportunity to capture market gains. Back then, insurers were willing to give them that kind of security in the form of a
The Hartford pulls back on VA pullback — in a few states
Insurance regulators in The Hartford Life & Annuity Insurance Co.'s home state of Connecticut have given the green light to the insurer's plan to force legacy variable annuity clients to switch to conservative investments. But the insurer's requirement won't apply to clients who resided in
The Hartford pulls back on VA pullback — in some states
In a few states, the Hartford has informed some clients they can keep their existing investment options. Which ones? Darla Mercado has the details.
Axa offers another VA buyback opportunity
In this seemingly endless season of variable annuity take-backs and retrenchments, yet another insurer is looking to rein in liabilities stemming from existing VA products.
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