Fixed Annuity Sales Rising in 2014, but Why Now?
Since the equity markets have risen, VAs 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?
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.
New Hire Roundup: Mozzocci Goes to Cantor Fitzgerald
This week in new hires, Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors welcomed Theresa Mozzocci, and BondDesk announced that Howard Edelstein would add the role of CEO to his position as chairman.
FINRA and SEC Warn About Annuity Risks
FINRA is looking closely at disclosure, suitability and yield-chasing practices associated with VAs.
Behavioral Economics: Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional investing, performance chasing and any other term we might use to describe investors’ penchant for harming themselves isn’t a new—or particularly insightful—concept on its face.