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How Have the Annuity Issuers Really Been Doing?

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Ameriprise Financial Inc. is about to start annuity issuers’ march into the third-quarter earnings season Tuesday, by releasing its latest results sometime around 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Other “publicly traded insurers,” or companies with stock held by many public investors, will release their earnings over the next few weeks.

Just three months ago, annuity issuers still had to face questions about the possibility that the Trump administration might still end up implementing some relevant Obama-era financial services regulations roughly on schedule.

(Related: A Q2 Insurance Earnings Release Guide for Agents)

This time around, the Trump administration seems to be well on its way toward rolling back the Obama-era financial services regulations.

Annuity issuers are major users of bonds, derivatives and other financial instruments. The dominant themes for questions about the third quarter might be whether interest rates will ever go back up; whether the bond market is really overheated; and whether anyone in the United States can explain why Europe’s Solvency II regulations are such a big deal.

Federal securities regulations tend to discourage public companies from talking much about their operations in the weeks leading up to earnings release season, and that heightens suspense about what the companies’ executives will say once earnings are out.

Here’s a look at the anticipated earnings release dates for some of the major issuers, which are all subject to change. Most of the issuers will stream the audio of conference calls with securities analysts on the investor relations sections of their websites shortly after they release their earnings. You can get information about how to listen to a company’s earnings call, either live or via a recording, by looking toward the bottom of the narrative section of a company’s earnings press release.

Oct. 24

Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE:AMP)

Life insurance; annuities

Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK)

Life insurance; annuities; supplemental health insurance

Oct. 25

CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CNO)

Annuities; supplemental health benefits; long-term care insurance

Oct. 26

Principal Financial Group Inc. (Nasdaq:PFG)

Life insurance; annuities

Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA)

Life, health and annuity reinsurance

Oct. 31

Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE:VOYA)

Life insurance; annuities; supplemental benefits

Nov. 1

American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG)

Property & casualty insurance; annuities

Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NYSE:BHF)

Individual life insurance; individual annuities

Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC)

Life insurance; annuities; group benefits

MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET)

Pensions; retirement plans; group life insurance; dental insurance; supplemental benefits

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU)

Life insurance; disability insurance; annuities

Nov. 2

American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG)

Property & casualty insurance; life insurance; annuities

Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW)

Mortgage insurance; long-term care insurance; annuities

Nov. 3

FBL Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:FFG)

Life insurance; annuities

Nov. 6

American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (NYSE:AEL)

Life insurance; annuities

Nov. 7

Primerica Inc. (NYSE:PRI)

Life insurance and annuity distribution

Nov. 8

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF)

Life insurance and annuity distribution

Nov. 14

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL)

Life insurance; annuities

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