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Limra CEO: Demographics Opening, Closing Doors For Life Insurance

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The head of the nation’s largest research trade association for the financial services industry sees potential for independent financial advisors to make money by selling life insurance.

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SEC Exams To Focus On Variable Annuities

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SEC exams will put a greater focus on variable annuities next year, the agency’s exam and inspection chief said Thursday.

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Prudential Misses Estimates As Losses From Derivatives Soar

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Prudential Financial, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported a quarterly profit that fell short of market estimates by a wide margin, mainly due to losses tied to its derivatives program.

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Great-West Financial Launches Empower

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The insurance firm has named its retirement business Empower reflecting a new era for plan sponsors.

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Treasury’s Iwry: Obama Administration Favors Consolidation Of Retirement Savings

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The goal is to have defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans and individual retirement accounts joined in one pool of money or together in a list that workers can readily see, he says.

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U.S. Treasury Encouraging Retirement Savers To Buy Annuities

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The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was tweaking its policy for retirement funds to encourage savers to buy annuities, a measure aimed to keep them from outliving their savings.

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Annuities Can Fill Investing Gaps, Advisors Say

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Annuities come in all shapes and sizes and advisors need to be able to tell their clients the advantages and problems of each, say three advisors.

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Top 10 Countries Offering The Best Pensions

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The Australian Centre for Financial Studies, in conjunction with Mercer, has ranked the retirement systems of 25 countries.

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LPL Financial To Reimburse Annuity-Switching Fees To Investors

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LPL Financial has agreed to reimburse more than half a million dollars to investors to settle complaints over switching annuities, a securities regulator said

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Annuity Trade Group Names LPL President As Chairman

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The Insured Retirement Institute, the trade group for the annuities industry, named LPL Financial President Robert Moore as its new chairman.

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