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Two former brokers for MetLife Securities Inc. allegedly engaged in a seven-year scheme to inflate commissions by having customers switch $21 million in annuities, says Finra in a complaint.
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The company has teamed up with State Street to launch a portfolio of income-generating ETFs.
Variable annuity sales dropped 1.5 percent in 2012 from the previous year while sales of fixed annuities headed in the other direction, says the Insured Retirement Institute.
Variable annuities could spell double trouble for brokers who eye fat commissions but ignore the rules in place for protecting investors.
Axa SA’s U.S. unit was fined $20 million by a New York regulator for making changes to a retirement product without fully informing the watchdog.
The SEC today charged two brokers for an alleged scheme to profit from the deaths of terminally ill patients via the sale of variable annuities.
Seventy-two percent of U.S. adults say they either don't have lifetime income options in retirement or are unaware of whether their employer offers them, according to a TIAA-CREF survey.
A regulator told the second-largest U.S. life insurer it may not be holding enough reserves to back some savings products, known as variable annuities.
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