Immediate Annuities

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A $700 Billion Insurance Product Is Powering The U.S. Credit Market Rally

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Annuit sales reached a record high of $385 billion last year.

New Small Business Retirement Plan Mandate Creates Federal IRA

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Small firms with 10 or more workers would be required to auto-enroll employees in a plan.

What Holds Clients Back From Annuities?

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Potential buyers say they like these products, so why don't they jump in?

Don't Be Afraid Of Annuities. Your Clients Aren't

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Advisors were also once reluctant to adopt managed accounts, too. But they got over it.

Annuity Sales Top Records Set In 2022, Limra Says

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Strong economic conditions coupled with growing demand for protected investment growth pushed sales to $385B in 2023.

What Holds Clients Back From Annuities?

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Potential buyers say they like these products, but why don't they jump in?

Trade Groups Tell DOL To Withdraw Proposed Fiduciary Rule

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Unions and consumer groups argue rule is needed to weed out costly conflicts.

DOL Fiduciary Proposal Will 'Undoubtedly' Face A Lawsuit, ERISA Attorney Predicts

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Insurance and independent brokerage industries will be hardest hit, Fred Reish says.

DPL Financial To Acquire AnnuityFix

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AnnuityFix helps advisors become independent from the broker-dealers that control their clients' annuities.

Annuity Sales Hit Record $183 Billion In First Half Of 2023

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The equity market has helped stimulate annuity sales, according to LIMRA.

Want 'Retirement Alpha'? Use Annuities, Says Insurance Veteran

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The way to get extra value out of retirement portfolios is through income annuities, author Tom Hegna says.

Where Annuities Fit In The Puzzle

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Where and how should annuities figure in retirement-income planning?

LIMRA Forecasts Strong Annuity Sales Even If Interest Rates Go Down

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There may be a shift in consumer demand to variable annuities with lower rates, the research organization says.

Apollo's Big Bet On Insurance Put To Test

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Over the past decade, Athene has grown into the firm's biggest profit driver and the largest annuities provider in the U.S.

High Interest Rates Drive Fixed Annuity Sales Records

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Fixed-rate deferred annuities now make up 44% of the annuity market, according to LIMRA.

2022 Was Good For Annuities; 2023 Stands To Be Better

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CFRA Research says annuities have winds at their back from the SECURE Act and interest rates.

Interest Rates Are Up. So Is It Time To Buy Annuities?

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Annuities' payout rates are higher than they've been in years. Does that mean they give good relative value?

IRI Pushing For Federally Mandated Retirement Plans, Annuity Options

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The annuities industry trade group wants to make annuities a required default investment in retirement plans.

Annuity Sales Impacted By When People Think They Will Die, Study Says

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Life span expectations are key drivers of annuity buying decisions, Boston College researchers found.

Are Advisors Warming Up To Annuities?

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Record annuity sales indicate advisors may be more open to using the products, industry observers say.

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