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Posted on Dec 13, 2017 (3 days ago)

Investopedia (blog)

Equity-Indexed Annuities As a Retirement Strategy
Investopedia (blog)
If you're an investor looking to comprehensively protect your retirement nest egg against the next major market downturn, you're certainly not alone. The tech crash in the early 2000s and the total market crash of the late 2000s are two recent examples ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

InvestmentNews

Complexity of new indexed annuities causing concern
InvestmentNews
Critics say such indices are less transparent and more difficult to understand than well-known alternatives such as the S&P 500. They also contend hybrids don't offer more of a financial benefit than a traditional market index. Ronald Grensteiner, the ...


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Posted on Dec 8, 2017 (8 days ago)

InvestmentNews

Finra report hints at trouble with L-share variable annuities
InvestmentNews
The broker-dealer watchdog cited an example involving "short-term surrender variable annuity transactions." More than 50% of the customers involved in these transactions had a long-term investment horizon, despite the short-term nature of the annuities ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Pension and annuity changes to begin in January
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
“Many people who receive pensions or annuities rely on that income for day-to-day expenses, and while not a new or increased tax on these payments this change is potentially confusing and could cause some taxpayers to see a fluctuation in their checks ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Insurance News Net

LIMRA Study: Most Annuity Premium Used For Generating Income
Insurance News Net
WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 14, 2017—New analysis by LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds that half of the money ($84.5 billion) invested in annuities in 2016 was used to purchase products that offer guaranteed income – either immediately or for the ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)

How to Select the RIGHT Income Annuity
Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)
Today, many people are adding “Income Annuities” to their retirement portfolios. The comfort of securing a reliable source of additional income for your golden years allows you to live without the worry of inflation, tax increases, or pension cuts ...


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Posted on Nov 30, 2017 (16 days ago)

InvestmentNews

States may strengthen rules for selling annuities
InvestmentNews
The draft document revises the NAIC's current annuity suitability to make it a best-interests standard for sales of the products, which provide an income stream in retirement but can be complex and costly. Under the proposal, an insurance sales ...


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Posted on Dec 4, 2017 (12 days ago)

Bloomberg

Goldman Vet Cornell, Bob Diamond Make $2 Billion Annuity Bet
Bloomberg
Hartford has narrowed its focus to property-and-casualty insurance, group coverage and mutual funds. The company created the Talcott unit years ago to help wind down annuities and other obligations. Of Talcott's $149 billion in account values at the ...
Hartford exits life, annuity business with Talcott saleReuters
Global Atlantic to Reinsure $9 Billion of Fixed Annuities and Other Spread Business as Part of The Hartford's Sale ...Business Wire (press release)
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

MoneySense

How annuities can beef up retirement cash flow
MoneySense
Many fixed-income investors are acquainted with the concept of “laddering,” whether it be ladders of guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), or bonds with different maturities. Maturity dates are staggered over (typically) one to five years, so each ...


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Posted on Dec 8, 2017 (8 days ago)

Voya near sale of $50B in annuities; shares up more than 3%
Seeking Alpha
In what could be the week's second unloading of annuity assets by insurers to private-equity players, the WSJ is reporting Voya (VOYA +3.1%) as in advanced negotiations for a deal with Apollo Global (APO +4.8%). Previously: Hartford in deal for Talcott ...

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