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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.
This offer affects more than 30 types of variable annuity contracts issued by the insurer
As new annuities gain in popularity, broker-dealers are getting reps up to speed on using them as part of a comprehensive retirement income plan.
Run-up of DIAs in recent years points to a new retirement income stream for clients. (Plus: Our full special report on annuity strategies)
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Longtime variable annuity player MetLife Inc. is stepping off the sidelines and getting back into the game as it launches a new living benefit rider. The New York-based insurer will release a new guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit rider, called FlexChoice, for sale on Saturday, Feb. 14. MetLife
New Treasury Dept. guidance pushes insurers to innovate while indexed annuities expected to continue to shine. Darla Mercado reports.
The budget increase the SEC received from Congress is “insufficient” to significantly boost investment-adviser examinations, according to an SEC official charged with representing retail investors.
The year isn't over yet, but executives at broker-dealers say they've had a major rise in the indexed-annuity business — to the point that it may be cannibalizing sales of variable annuities.At Raymond James Financial Inc., the annualized run rate for variable annuities is about $1.8 billion, a
Expect more due diligence on funds and fees, and expect to do it more frequently.
Indexed annuities continue to be popular, and Jackson National continues to dominate VA sales.
Advisers willing to wait to get into the carrier's VAs and if history is any guide, first quarter sales will jump.
A slump in VA purchases clashes with historical notion that product sales mirror the stock market's trajectory. And insurers are launching new products.
Morningstar researcher suggests 30% allocation to annuities – and more equities.
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