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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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Lincoln Annuity Sales Top $10 Billion As Insurers Back Away

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Lincoln National Corp. topped $10 billion in individual variable annuity sales in the nine months ended Sept. 30, the most in at least six years, as rivals retreated from the contracts.

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CFP Board Revokes Advisors' Right To Use CFP Mark

by FA Staff

The CFP Board of Standards revoked the rights of three advisors to use the CFP designation because they recommended inappropriate investments or because they declared bankruptcy.

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Mutual Fund Owners Reluctant To Take On Risk, Survey Says

by FA Staff

Mutual fund-owning households' willingness to take investment risk has remained at the same low levels seen since the 2008 financial crisis, according to an ICI annual survey.

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Guaranteed Income Most Important Annuity Feature, Survey Finds

by FA Staff

Nearly 70 percent of annuity professionals said that, over the last 12 months, guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits were a “must have” feature for annuities sales, according to a Phoenix...

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