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Industry-wide annuity sales rose to $59.9 billion in this year's second quarter, a 9.9 percent increase from last year.
The acquisition makes Great-West Financial the second largest provider in the U.S. defined contribution market with nearly 7 million participants, says the firm.
Low interest rates and high stock valuations make retiring difficult no matter what the strategy.
Is the popular annuity feature a good deal or an overpriced promise?
David Lau, Jefferson National Financial’s chief operating officer, has vacated the post after nine years with the company, company officials confirmed today.
Prudential Plc, the largest U.K. insurer by market value, extended its lead in U.S. variable annuity sales at its Jackson National Life unit as rivals scaled back.
Lacking pensions, many Americans dislike annuities, but do they have a choice?
The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus that addresses that risk. But here's the response they're likely to get: "Meh."
Many investors consider using annuities for retirement, but far fewer buy them or even know much about them, according to an industry survey.
Retirees with 401(k) plans and IRAs will have more flexibility to purchase annuities that don’t start paying out until age 80 or 85, under final rules from the U.S. Treasury Department.
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