Single Premium Deferred Annuities: One Size Does Not Fit All
An SPDIA can be a valuable retirement income product, but choosing the right SPDIA can’t be done using a one-size-fits-all approach.
Lincoln Financial, AIG Launch Fee-Based Annuities: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Tortoise, IndexIQ and First Trust launch new ETFs.
Middle-Income Retirees Least Likely to Prefer Annuities: EBRI
A report by EBRI breaks down who is most likely to buy annuities.
Merrill Edge Launches Robo-Advisor With a Twist
Portfolios will be based on ETFs made by Vanguard and others; Bank of America also introduces automated branches.
Indexed Annuities Exemption Would Ease DOL Fiduciary Burden
While fixed indexed annuities would potentially be ineligible to take advantage of the BICE under the fiduciary rule, the DOL has proposed a class exemption.
Cash Is No Longer King: BlackRock Survey
Institutional investors globally look to real assets in 2017.
Why Advisors Should Act Like Fiduciaries With or Without DOL Rule
It's what their clients expect now, according to a panel of investment consultants at the TD Ameritrade annual LINC conference.
Senators Ask Wells Fargo CEO to Explain Alleged Fraud Cover-Up
Six members of the Senate Banking Committee are inquiring about reports that the bank shredded and forged documents to hide fraud.
LPL to Pay $3.7M Over Star Rep’s Unsuitable VA Sales to Seniors
State regulators make the move in connection with over $1.8 million in commissions on variable annuities made by Roger Zullo and the IBD.
DOL Tries to Clarify QDIA Regs on Annuities in TDFs
TDFs that feature annuities may be used as QDIAs in 401(k) plans, according to a Labor Department information letter.