New Hire Roundup: Altegris Names Murphy Deputy CIO
Also in new hires, Lindsey and Lindsey adds Christina Lindsey Orta, and former Gov. David Paterson joins IFS Securities.
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
The variable annuity (VA) party has returned to the dance floor, where some companies step forward as others step back.
Following a Trend, John Hancock Retreating From Annuity Business
Firm will discontinue a number of VAs, market-value-adjusted annuities and an immediate annuity, blaming 'volatile equity markets' and low interest rate environment. Kerry Pechter sees move as continuing a trend.
Variable Annuity Sales Steady in Q4
Variable annuity sales rose in 2010 on "continued innovation in product development" by annuity carriers, according to a report compiled by Morningstar and released Wednesday by the Insured Retirement Institute.
Annuitize Your Long Term Care Business
We recently looked into the burgeoning market for "combination" life insurance products that come with a long term care component. That was only half...