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- Finra cracks down on faulty variable annuity exchanges - InvestmentNews
published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:59:41 GMT
InvestmentNewsFinra cracks down on faulty variable annuity exchangesInvestmentNewsFinra is continuing its crackdown on variable annuity misconduct this year, following a blistering year of fines related to VA sales in 2016. Two recent enforcement actions from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. demonstrate the watchdog ...
- Finra orders Morgan Stanley to return $200000 in variable annuity sale - InvestmentNews
published on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:01:56 GMT
InvestmentNewsFinra orders Morgan Stanley to return $200000 in variable annuity saleInvestmentNewsIn a continuing focus on improper sales of variable annuities, a Finra arbitrator has ordered Morgan Stanley to rescind a client's variable annuity and return her $200,000 investment. While the arbitrator denied the request of client Jacqueline Peters ...
- Tough Lessons Fuel the Rise of Hybrid Variable Annuities - Insurance News Net
published on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:32:54 GMT
Insurance News NetTough Lessons Fuel the Rise of Hybrid Variable AnnuitiesInsurance News NetSince then, insurers have adjusted by whittling away at the benefits that came with variable annuities, imposing variable annuity investment restrictions on advisors, and sticking to their ?derisking? strategies. In short, even with interest rates ...
- New annuities sparked by fiduciary rule 'disruption' - Financial Planning
published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:03:38 GMT
Financial PlanningNew annuities sparked by fiduciary rule 'disruption'Financial PlanningThe new products include structured variable annuities with fixed annuity-like protection of principal, as well as growth in fee-based and fixed index products, according to experts from LIMRA and IRI. The demand for retirement products remains ...
- DOL fiduciary rule delay boosts prospects for annuity sales - InvestmentNews
published on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:45:35 GMT
InvestmentNewsDOL fiduciary rule delay boosts prospects for annuity salesInvestmentNewsVariable annuity sales have been on a multiyear slide, and the DOL fiduciary rule would have accelerated that trend. Indexed annuities, though, have been on a decade-long run-up, with 2016 being the product's best sales year on record, at roughly $61 ...and more »
- Ask a Fool: Should I Buy an Annuity for Retirement Income? - Motley Fool
published on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:00:12 GMT
Ask a Fool: Should I Buy an Annuity for Retirement Income?Motley FoolIt's not unheard of for annuities to pay commissions of up to 10% to salespeople, and some annuities (especially variable annuities) can charge hefty annual fees. As a result, it's generally a better idea to approach an insurance company that sells ...and more »
- Series from Western & Southern Financial Group - Business Wire (press release)
published on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:35:00 GMT
Series from Western & Southern Financial GroupBusiness Wire (press release)Fidelity has offered annuity products since 1987 that are easy-to-understand, high value and priced transparently and affordable. The product offering includes deferred variable annuities, immediate fixed income annuities, fixed deferred annuities with ...and more »
- Industry Groups Warn DOL Against Picking 'Winners and Losers ... - Insurance News Net
published on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:41 GMT
Insurance News NetIndustry Groups Warn DOL Against Picking 'Winners and Losers ...Insurance News NetRegulators should remove their ?clear bias? toward fee-based products and stay away from picking ?winners and losers,? as they seek to amend key parts of the ...and more »
- (b)lines Ask the Experts ? What Is an Annuity Contract? - PLANSPONSOR
published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:05:10 GMT
(b)lines Ask the Experts ? What Is an Annuity Contract?PLANSPONSORA fixed annuity contract generally pays an interest rate stated by the insurer; there can be a minimum guaranteed interest rate for the life of the contract as well, and it is protected against loss of principal. A variable annuity contract can vary in ...
- The secret to never running out of money - Idaho State Journal
published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:03:48 GMT
Idaho State JournalThe secret to never running out of moneyIdaho State JournalYou will also need to take into consideration whether you prefer a fixed-rate, indexed or a variable annuity. Those who prefer not to take a risk with their money may choose the fixed rate, which provides a stable and guaranteed rate of return. The ...