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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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What Annuities Offer A Retirement Plan

by Jim Heafner

Why are consumers and the community of financial advisors so opinionated about annuities? Could it be that we all apply the worst horror story they have heard about any annuity to all annuities?

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Hartford Profit Jumps After Divesting Life, Annuity Units

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.’s profit surged as the insurer focused on property-and-casualty coverage after divesting life and annuity units.

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Limra Starts Institute To Study Retirement

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Insurance-industry organizations Limra and Loma are starting a unit to study retirement trends as more people get set to leave the workforce.

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Prudential Survives Annuity Wreckage

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Prudential is one of the few firms that has found its way through the annuity war zone.

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