Brighthouse Continues Push Toward Fee-Based Annuities
Symetra, Pacific Life, Nationwide and Allianz have contributed to the same stream.
9 New Annuity Issuer Earnings Highlights
Insurers report that, overall, in spite of all the consternation, the market looks fine.
DOL Seeks 18-Month Delay for Fiduciary Compliance
The Labor Department has requested a delay for the best-interest contract exemption and two other PTEs.
IRA Rollover Traps Lurk Under DOL Fiduciary Rule
Advisors must proceed with caution when discussing a client’s existing retirement assets to comply with the rule or avoid its application entirely.
DOL May Announce Fiduciary Rule Delay This Month, Attorneys Say
Labor "needs to address the delay immediately" to reduce uncertainty in the industry, says Steve Saxon of Groom Law Group.
Annuity Rules Should Apply to Investment-Type Life Products: Consumer Reps
Insurers are asking insurance regulators to adopt a Uniform Standard of Care proposal.
Lawyer Tells What Really Goes On in FINRA Arbitration
Kevin Galbraith tells ThinkAdvisor about online dating fraud, broker bonus disputes, Form U5 woes and other matters he brings before the FINRA panel.
Brighthouse Financial Goes Public
MetLife is now out of the individual life and annuity business.
DOL Releases New Fiduciary FAQ on Retirement Plans
ERISA attorneys view guidance as favorable, with one warning of potential "traps."
Skip Schweiss: The Real Reason the Industry Is Fighting the DOL Fiduciary Rule
Most objection to the rule centers around one provision, TD Ameritrade Institutional's Skip Schweiss tells ThinkAdvisor, and that could shape any revisions by DOL.