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- ETFs As A Cure For The Variable Annuity Blues - Financial Advisor Magazine (registration)
published on Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:55:55 GMT
ETFs As A Cure For The Variable Annuity BluesFinancial Advisor Magazine (registration)Sales of variable annuity products are down while sales of exchange-traded funds are up. Based on these trends, some insurance companies are eying ETFs as a way to potentially goose the sale of VA products. Variable annuities, which are sold by ...
- What Is an Annuity? - Mint Hill Times
published on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:02:02 GMT
Mint Hill TimesWhat Is an Annuity?Mint Hill TimesVariable annuities offer the possibility to allocate premiums between various subaccounts. This gives annuity owners the ability to participate in the potentially higher returns these subaccounts have to offer. It also means that the annuity account ...
- DOL fiduciary rule pushes indexed annuity carriers to develop new products - InvestmentNews
published on Thu, 25 May 2017 18:35:00 GMT
InvestmentNewsDOL fiduciary rule pushes indexed annuity carriers to develop new productsInvestmentNews"We haven't seen any of the larger variable-annuity carriers jump into this arena yet," with the exception of AIG, he added. Three firms ? New York Life Insurance Co., Pacific Life Insurance Co., and Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co. ? offered ...Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for nowObserver-ReporterDOL Fiduciary Rule Puts American Investors FirstLaw360 (subscription)Deregulators Must Follow the Law, So Regulators Will Too - WSJWall Street Journalall 62 news articles »
- Annuities can makes sense, but not for everyone - Hometownlife.com
published on Thu, 25 May 2017 04:06:53 GMT
Hometownlife.comAnnuities can makes sense, but not for everyoneHometownlife.comBasically, there are three types of annuities: fixed annuities, variable annuities and immediate annuities. Fixed annuities and variable annuities have the benefit of income growing tax-deferred. You only pay taxes when money is withdrawn and, at that ...
- Voya re-entering buffer annuity market as product popularity grows - InvestmentNews
published on Fri, 26 May 2017 21:19:44 GMT
InvestmentNewsVoya re-entering buffer annuity market as product popularity growsInvestmentNewsVariable annuity sales have been on a multi-year slide, and are forecast to dip to their lowest level this year since 1998, according to the Limra Secure Retirement Institute. Indexed annuities, which had been on a decade-long bull run, have begun to ...
- IRI Issues 1Q Annuity Sales Report - Insurance News Net
published on Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:59:38 GMT
IRI Issues 1Q Annuity Sales ReportInsurance News NetVariable annuity total sales were $23.3 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to Morningstar. This was a 4.6 percent decline from sales of $24.4 billion in the prior quarter and a 10.2 percent decline from $26.0 billion in the first quarter ...
- Fee-Based VA Filings Shatter Records - Insurance News Net
published on Tue, 30 May 2017 16:09:04 GMT
Insurance News NetFee-Based VA Filings Shatter RecordsInsurance News NetWith the Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule set to go into effect early next month, insurers and annuity companies have reported a record 26 filings for fee-based variable annuities in the six-month period that began Dec. 1. That was the word ...
- Should You Buy an Annuity? - nwitimes.com
published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:24:33 GMT
nwitimes.comShould You Buy an Annuity?nwitimes.comFor example, annuities can have either fixed or variable payments. A fixed annuity pays a set amount every month based on the amount of your initial investment, while a variable annuity pays out an amount that will change from month to month depending ...and more »
- Survey: A Tough Year for Insurance and Annuities - Insurance News Net
published on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:48:23 GMT
Insurance News NetSurvey: A Tough Year for Insurance and AnnuitiesInsurance News NetThe focus on fees and taxes is expected to make life difficult over the next year for life and annuity products in the eyes of financial planners, a new survey on investing trends found. Usage or recommendations of fixed, variable and indexed annuities ...
- Surrender Charges' Great Disappearing Act - Insurance News Net
published on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:50:19 GMT
Surrender Charges' Great Disappearing ActInsurance News NetSurrender charges on fee-based variable annuities seem to be disappearing faster than the polar ice caps, new filings reveal. The shorter surrender periods and no surrender charges are the result of annuity companies offering fee-based financial ...