NU Online News Service, Jan. 14, 2004, 11:23 a.m. EST – The BISYS Group Inc., New York, has hired Beacon Research Publications Inc., Evanston, Ill., to develop a fixed annuity information tool for the BISYS producer Web site.[@@]

The tool will help agents and brokers find fixed annuities for their clients, Beacon says.

The deal agreement calls for Beacon to supply and maintain information on all fixed annuity products marketed by BISYS, Beacon says.