Index Annuities

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Total Annuity Sales Rose 16% Last Year To $255B

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Annuity sales were the third-highest in recorded history in 2021, according to SRI.

Star Annuity Set To Reach $50B In Sales By 2026, Cerulli Says

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Registered index-linked annuities have become many companies' new flagship product.

Why Retirees Feel Unprotected

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As the need for protected income increases, annuity sales have skyrocketed.

Fee-Based Variable Annuity Sales Rise 40%, Thanks to Advisors, Brokers, SRI Reports

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RIAs and broker-dealers helped drive fee-based VA growth, said the industry think tank.

Why RILAs Remain Underutilized By Advisors

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One executive believes registered index-linked annuities offer the downside protection advisors are seeking.

Equities Vs. Annuities: Wade Pfau Outlines Four Retirement Income Styles

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People have different attitudes about flexibility and safety when it comes to retirement income.

Hit Retirement Home Runs With Clients By Taking Moneyball Planning Approach

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Adopting a Moneyball approach can lead to better outcomes.

Broker Fined For $3.9M In Inappropriate Annuity Sales

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The registered rep avoided detection for years by listing his wife as the selling agent, Finra said.

BlackRock Moves Closer To Adding Annuity Product To 401(k) Plans

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The nation's largest asset manager is embedding an annuity in target-date funds.

What's Behind The Boom In Annuity Sales?

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The annuities market has bounced back strongly after being racked by the pandemic last year.

Wanted: Better Disclosures For Index-Linked Annuities

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The Consumer Federation of America wants more meaningful disclosures for index-linked annuities.

Best-Selling U.S. Variable Annuities In Q2

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Variable annuity sales rose to $32.7 billion, a 55% jump from last year's second quarter, according to SRI.

Trade Groups Ask DOL For More Time To Implement Fiduciary Rule

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Some of the rules are falling harder on smaller advisors, say industry advocates.

Consumer Group Urges Congress To Cut Regulatory Barriers To Index-Linked Annuities

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The Consumer Federation of America wants more meaningful disclosures for index-linked annuities.

Morningstar On Why Annuities Still Struggle To Gain Wide Acceptance

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The annuity industry is still struggling to drive home the message that guaranteed income is important, the firm says.

N.Y. Life Rep Forged Client Annuity Contracts, Finra Says

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Alexis Cooke, who was subsequently fired by NY Life, agreed to a lifetime ban after lying about the violations, the regulator said.

What's Behind The Boom In Annuity Sales?

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The annuities market has bounced back strongly after being racked by the pandemic last year.

Low Interest Rates Plague Retirement Planning, AIG Exec Says

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Annuities can fill the gap to cover retirement spending needs, he said.

U.S. Annuity Sales Jumped 39% In Q2

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The rebound was due to strong equity market gains, lower volatility and rising interest rates, SRI reported.

How Do Governments Tax An Annuity?

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The amount depends on a number of factors, including how you bought the product and when.

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