State Crackdown on Annuities Sharpens Suitability Issues for Advisors
As states crack down on suitability review issues, an advisor’s ability to determine which annuity product is advisable has never been more important.
New York Probes ‘Troubling’ Annuity Replacement Practices by Insurers
Regulator warns it will take “appropriate action” against insurers and brokers making 1035 exchanges of deferred annuities with immediate annuities.
Managing the Variables in a Variable Annuity Exchange
A variable annuity exchange is typically tax-free but hidden risks exist, and watch for the DOL fiduciary rule’s take on VA sales.
Big Reg Charge Slashes LPL’s Q3 Earnings Forecast
One analyst says LPL's "inability to guide effectively on expenses," particularly regulatory ones, is a "recurring problem."
6 IRA Investing Mistakes to Avoid
For investors in Roth and traditional IRAs, Morningstar says procrastination is one of the common errors that can add to your tax burden.
Can Clients 1035 an Inherited Annuity?
The IRS ruled that a beneficiary could exchange inherited annuities for another, indicating an expansion of the rules governing Section 1035 exchanges.