Variable Annuities

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U.S. Annuity Sales Plunged 24% In Second Quarter

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The drop was due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and low interest rates.

SRI Forecasts A Slump In Annuity Sales

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But RILAs are expected to continue to grow as consumers seek protection, safety and growth.

Annuities During Economic Uncertainty

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Annuities give investors protection (and choices) in tumultuous markets, advocates say.

Capital Group Launches Multi-Sector Income Fund

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Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment management firm overseeing $365 billion in fixed-income assets, has rolled out a new fixed-income fund.

VA Sales Jumped In Q1; Fixed-Annuity Sales Dropped By Double Digits

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Variable annuity sales are expected to feel the impact of March’s volatility in the second quarter.

DPL Offers Free Access To Commission-Free Annuity Platform In Wake Of Covid-19

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DPL's platform will be gratis for financial advisors for three months.

SEC Issues 'Streamlined' Variable Annuity Disclosure Rules

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The changes permit insurers to use a summary prospectus to highlight variable annuities contract features

Why Most Consumers Want Guaranteed Lifetime Income

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Individual investors across generations are eyeing annuities as potential replacements for pensions.

Total Annuity Sales Reach Highest Levels In More Than Decade

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Strong fixed-indexed annuity sales and the impact of registered index-linked annuity products are driving sales, SRI said.

Who Buys Annuities, And Why

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Advisors remind clients that annuities are insurance products for income protection over a long life.

Annuities Can Play A Conservative Role In Portfolios, Says Exec

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Concord Financial Group exec says annuities can be useful in a low interest rate environment.

Why Clients Need Advisors' Help With Annuities

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Annuities are gaining attention as demographics change, Ashfield Capital says.

MetLife Agrees To $10M Settlement Over Accounting Violations

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The SEC said MetLife’s faulty practices of locating annuity customers resulted in failure to pay customers.

Top 10 U.S. Variable Annuities in Q3

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Variable annuities recorded a three-year high in Q3 with $26.5 million, according to the Secure Retirement Institute.

Jackson National Suspends N.Y. Fee-Based Annuity Sales

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The insurer said it needs time to comply with new state fiduciary rules that cover all annuity and insurance sales.

Activating An Annuity’s Income

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Hint: It’s complicated.

Fixed-Indexed Annuity Sales Record Highest Quarterly Performance

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The #20 billion in second-quarter sales was the highest quarterly total ever, LIMRA said.

IRS: Advisory Fees Can Come From Non-Qualified Annuities Tax Free

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Insurers received an IRS ruling permitting tax-free payment of advisory fees from non-qualified annuities.

N.Y. Supreme Court Upholds State Fiduciary Rule For Annuities

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The decision is an opening salvo in a likely state-by-state industry battle over state standards.

Annuity Sales Have Their Best Q1 In 10 Years

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Fixed annuities continue to drive growth, representing 63 percent of overall sales.

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