Top 20 Companies for Annuity Sales
Although sales of annuities fell in the second half of 2011, first-half sales were so strong they propelled total sales up by 8% in 2010, to $240.3 billion, says a LIMRA report.
Top Compliance Concerns From RCA: Pay-to-Play, Form PF, Social Media
Fresh off starting their new positions at Regulatory Compliance Associates, Craig Moreshead and Lori Weston have zeroed in on three issues that should be on advisors’ radar screens.
Top Portfolio Products: E*Trade Launches Bond Center; Goldman Adds New Funds
The latest iShares debut, as well as details on a new REIT and the latest annuity introductions.
New Hire Roundup: Wickersham Joins ByAllAccounts; Linton Goes to Salient
This week in new hires, ByAllAccounts welcomed Mark Wickersham; David Linton joined Salient Partners; MassMutual promoted Jon Budd and welcomed Brian Mezey; and Rohith Eggidi joined Brinton Eaton.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Welcomes Two; Securities America Promotes Belluomini
This week in new hires, Putnam Investments welcomed Charlotte Walsh and Greg Weissman, Michael Belluomini was promoted at Securities America, and John Kim and Chris Blunt took new positions at New York Life.
Primerica Reps to Distribute Lincoln Financial Indexed Annuities
Lincoln Financial Group got a big boost to its annuity distribution channel Monday when it announced that 82,000 Primerica reps will now have access to Lincoln's fixed indexed annuity products.
New Hire Roundup: BlackRock Adds Keeley, Copeland Joins AMG
This week in new hires, Terry Keeley joined BlackRock as head of the firm’s official institutions group and John Copeland came to AMG to head up a new subsidiary...
Lincoln Financial Predicts Strong Market for Certain Products in 2011
Guarantees, combination LTC products, voluntary coverage are all mentioned.
Humana to Offer Retirement Solutions From Lincoln Financial
Lincoln Financial Group and Humana Inc. announced Wednesday that they were partnering to allow Humana agents to sell Lincoln fixed index annuities.
The value of new (and flexible) income annuities
The income annuity used to be a straightforward if somewhat opaque gadget. You exchanged a chunk of money for a monthly or quarterly income stream...