Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Insurance Brokerage Highland for $42M
The acquisition of Highland gives Ladenburg's independent advisors greater access to insurance solutions for clients.
The Advice Business Needs a Serious Fix
If you ask a professional, a doctor for example, for advice, you rightly expect an answer that doesn't differ based upon whom you ask.
Morningstar Announces New Variable Annuity Comparison Tool
Morningstar has launched Morningstar Annuity Intelligence, a web-based product for evaluating variable annuities.
Variable Annuity Sales Highest Since Q3 2007
Net variable annuity sales in the third quarter were $8.8 billion, the highest level since the same quarter of 2007 when sales totaled $8.9 billion, the Insured Retirement Institute announced Tuesday.
Variable Annuities Set to Drive Industry to $150 Billion in 2011
Annuity sales fell in the third quarter from the second quarter, but are up from the same period one year ago by 5%, the Insured Retirement Institute announced on Nov. 8.
New Hire Roundup: Seilers Join Raymond James and Williams Moves Up, Carson Wealth Launches RIA
This week in new hires, the Seiler brothers went to Raymond James, while Greg Williams was named to a new position there; Carson Wealth Management launched its own RIA; and Aaron Cooper and Richard Perkins went to Putnam.