Last week, we reported that total U.S. annuity sales reached $58.2 billion in the third quarter, falling two percent from the prior year. However, in the first nine months of 2014, total U.S. annuity sales increased 6 percent, compared with 2013, to reach $ $177.7 billion. 

Now, LIMRA has released another report that explains which annuity writers are leading the charge in Q3. Jackson National Life again topped the variable side of business with $18.4 billion. Allianz led in fixed with $9.7 billion.

Continue reading for a complete list of the top ten rankings.

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No. 1: Jackson National Life Group

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $19.5 billion
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $18.4 billion 
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $1.1 billion
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute

AIG

No. 2: AIG

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $14.2 billion 
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $9.6 billion
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $4.5 billion
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute

Lincoln Financial

No. 3: Lincoln Financial

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $11.7 billion 
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $9.7 billion
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $1.9 billion
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute
Allianz

No. 4: Allianz Group

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $11.7 billion  
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $9.7 billion 
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $1.9 billion
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute

TIAA

No. 5: TIAA-CREF

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $9.3 billion  
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $9.3 billion 
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: N/A
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute
New York Life

No. 6: New York Life

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $8 billion    
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $2.8 billion  
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $5.2 billion
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute
Prudential

No. 7: Prudential Annuities

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $8 billion    
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $7.5 billion   
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: N/A
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute money

No. 8: Transamerica

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $7.4 billion     
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $7.3 billion    
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: N/A
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute AXA

No. 9: AXA US 

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $7.2 billion      
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $7.2 billion     
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: N/A 
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Metlife

No. 10: MetLife

Total Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $6.8 billion       
Variable Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $4.7 billion      
Fixed Annuity Sales Q3 2014: $2.0  
Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute