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Annuity Sales At Three-Year High

by FA Staff

Industry-wide annuity sales rose to $59.9 billion in this year's second quarter, a 9.9 percent increase from last year.

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Great-West Financial Acquires J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services

by FA Staff

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.

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Jefferson National, COO Lau Part Ways

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David Lau, Jefferson National Financial’s chief operating officer, has vacated the post after nine years with the company, company officials confirmed today.

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Jackson National Takes Big Lead On Variable Annuities As Rivals Scale Back

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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.

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Allianz Life Hires Compliance Leader

by FA Staff

Jeff Pruitt has joined the firm from PNC Asset Management.

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Hartford Financial Names Swift CEO, Replacing McGee

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. promoted Christopher Swift to chief executive officer to replace Liam McGee, who is stepping down after a medical procedure related to a brain tumor.

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IRI Appoints Vice President Of Research And Outreach

by FA Staff

Veteran annuity researcher Frank O’Connor has joined the association from Morningstar.

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Advisors Vexed On Annuities’ Fiduciary Risk

by Maureen Nevin Duffy

The need for annuities is there, but do advisors want to step into the breach?

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Americans Lacking Guaranteed Income Options, Survey Says

by FA Staff

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.

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44% of FAs Predict They'll Sell More Annuities In 2014, Says IRI

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Three out of four advisors surveyed said their clients are receptive to annuities, with the most popular features being guaranteed income and principle protection.

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