Variable Annuities

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Annuities Sales Set To Soar 35% Over Next Five Years, LIMRA Says

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Even fee-only advisors are eyeing new four-year "clean" products with nearly 4 percent guarantees.

Annuity Sales On Pace For 5% Growth In 2019

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Indexed annuity sales are leading the way and are projected to increase 38 percent in 2023, LIMRA said.

AIG Back On Top In Annuities Sales Rankings

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LIMRA says total fourth-quarter sales of annuities are expected to rise 15 percent.

Annuity Sales Increase 14% In 2018, LIMRA Says

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Fixed annuity sales reached an all-time high of $132 billion.

Regulators Bear Down On VA Sales, Commissions

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They are expected to target unsuitable sales.

MetLife To Pay $200 Million Penalty For Unpaid Pensions

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In addition to a $19.75 million fine, the insurer will also pay $189 million in restitution, N.Y. regulators said.

Many B-Ds Failing To Follow Suitability Rule, Finra Says

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The self-regulatory organization said these and other violations are among the trends it has seen this year.

Annuity Provides Potential Long-Term Growth

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Allianz has launched an annuity for clients that may provide more funds for retirement.

ICI Jumps Into Retirement Policy Debate With Online Presence

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The ICI’s FactsOnRetirement.org presents the association’s in-depth retirement research.

SEC Bars Ex-LPL Rep For $1.8M Annuities Fraud, Follows Finra, Massachusetts

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Roger Zullo was previously barred from the industry by Finra and Massachusetts regulators.

Firm Fined $4M For Persuading Clients To Swap Annuities For Unsuitable Ones

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Finra fined Fifth Third Securities $4 million and required $2 million in restitution to customers.

In Wake Of Court Ruling, DOL Will Cease Enforcing Fiduciary Rule, Source Says

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With the DOL rule dead in the water, rule proponents are hoping the SEC creates its own version of the regulation.

Lau Launches Network To Bring RIAs Commission-Free Insurance Products

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The former Jefferson National executive's product is designed to deliver no-load insurance products to fiduciary advisors.

Court May Postpone Fiduciary Rule Decision To Give DOL Time For Review

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“That’s the speculation,” says one of the 22 plaintiffs seeking to force the DOL to vacate its fiduciary rule.

Voya Financial Plans Sale Of Annuities Businesses

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The firm announces plans to off-load its entire individual fixed and fixed-indexed annuity business.

Finra Fines Plummet In 2017

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Finra is on pace to levy just 27 percent of the fines it reported in 2016.

Massachusetts Accuses NPH Subsidiary Of Improper Non-Traded REIT Sales

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Massachusetts regulators argue that SII Investments improperly sold non-traded REITs to investors.

Q2 Annuity Sales Increase, But Still Lag 2016 Pace

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Annuity sales remain in a prolonged, pronounced slump.

LIMRA Considers Blockchain Tech For Insurance Applications

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LIMRA will explore how blockchain technology can be implemented in the insurance industry.

LPL Prepares Mutual Fund Platform To Comply With DOL Rule

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The "mutual fund only" platform will reduce fees and standardize compensation for financial advisors, LPL said.

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