Fixed Annuity Sales Rising in 2014, but Why Now?
Since the equity markets have risen, variable annuities should be more appealing as a retirement income-planning product. So why are sales of fixed annuities up so sharply while VA sales have fallen?
What Advisors Don’t Know About Variable Annuities: How VAs Fit Into a Client’s Portfolio
Properly assessing the viability of a variable annuity for a particular client entails considerably more than just adding it alongside a standard model portfolio.
Fidelity Measures Advisors’ Impact Through Financial Crisis
Fidelity found that those who used an advisor felt more prepared both before and after the crisis, and were more likely to say the economy has improved.
Prudential Case Study Weighs Impact of Risk on Retirement Outcomes
Consumers buy insurance for their homes, cars–why not retirement?
Guaranteed Income Will Lead Annuity Industry in 2013
One of the defining trends for the annuity market in 2012 will continue in 2013: guaranteed income.
Guaranteed Income: A Missed Opportunity for Your Clients?
The appeal and practicality of guaranteed income investments is rising.
Advisor Group to Acquire Woodbury
Advisor Group, part of the SunAmerica Financial Group, said in late July that it planned to buy Woodbury Financial Services from The Hartford.
AIG Advisor Group and Woodbury Upbeat on Retention, Sales After Deal
The AIG group, led by Larry Roth, plans further acquisitions in the independent space; the recently announced deal could add 1,400 reps to the 4,400-advisor firm.
Annuity Benefits Outweigh Other Products, Advisors Say
More than half of advisors who work with clients that have less than $500,000 believe annuities are an important part of those clients’ financial plans.
NAVA is now the Insured Retirement Institute
NAVA, the Association for Insured Retirement Strategies, is now the Insured Retirement Institute - or IRI. The association announced it is completely re-branding itself effective...