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Variable vs. fixed annuities: clearing the confusion

Variable vs. fixed annuities: clearing the confusionNews from Lehigh Valley Business: September 28. 2012 2:19PM There continues to be confusion about annuities. Some people still think that an annuity pays an income and when the person dies, the insurance company keeps the rest. Not so. Let’s clear up the basic annuity concepts. There are two [...]

How Will Variable Annuities Evolve as Boomers Seek Retirement Income?

How Will Variable Annuities Evolve as Boomers Seek Retirement Income?News from Financial-Planning.com: How Will Variable Annuities Evolve as Boomers Seek Retirement Income? by: Elizabeth Wine Thursday, September 27, 2012 Retail investors trust big advisory firms less than they did four years ago and are questioning the value of the advice they receive, according to a [...]

Jill on Money: Annuities, Retirement, Allocation

Jill on Money: Annuities, Retirement, AllocationNews from CBS News: Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on feedburner Download this week’s show (MP3) Karen from MD owns a large parcel of land that she shares with her parents. She wants to make sure that she can afford the future property taxes when they are [...]

DTCC I&RS Launches Research Role in Analytic Reporting for Annuities

DTCC I&RS Launches Research Role in Analytic Reporting for AnnuitiesNews from PYMNTS.com: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today announced an expansion of its online Analytic Reporting for Annuities service, which offers data and analytical tools for identifying key trends in the annuities market. Developed by DTCC‘s Insurance & Retirement Services (I&RS), the new [...]

TD Ameritrade Broadens Access to Annuities for RIAs

TD Ameritrade Broadens Access to Annuities for RIAsNews from Financial-Planning.com: TD Ameritrade Broadens Access to Annuities for RIAs by: Teck Lim Wednesday, September 26, 2012 TD Ameritrade announced Wednesday it will introduce access to a full range of competitively priced annuities in an effort to help independent registered investment advisors meet increasing client demand for [...]

STREET MOVES: Merrill Hires MSSB Insurance, Annuities Director

STREET MOVES: Merrill Hires MSSB Insurance, Annuities DirectorNews from Fox Business: Bank of America Corp.’s (BAC) Merrill Lynch has hired Michael Maghini from rival Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MS) to be its new head of insurance and annuities. Mr. Maghini will work with insurance carriers and annuities partners to decide what products will be offered [...]

Phoenix Drives Rapid Annuities Growth with Unique Technology Platform

Phoenix Drives Rapid Annuities Growth with Unique Technology PlatformNews from Insurance & Technology: The Phoenix Companies (Hartford) decided to enter the fixed indexed annuities market in late 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis, when middle-market consumers were seeking products with less downside risk that could still provide acceptable levels of return in a [...]

Ask a Fool: What Do You Think About Annuities?

Ask a Fool: What Do You Think About Annuities?News from DailyFinance: Today, Motley Fool senior analyst Robert Brokamp answers the question: What do you think about annuities? Though the Foolish reader who asked this question mentioned that The Motley Fool hates annuities, it’s not true! In fact, Robert thinks these insurance contracts have very valuable [...]

Treasury slams high cost of annuities

Treasury slams high cost of annuitiesNews from News24: Johannesburg – Drastic changes to annuity products will herald a better deal for consumers and cause a shakeup among those providing conventional life annuities. In the first of two discussion documents on reforming the retirement industry published by Treasury on Friday, radical changes to annuity products are [...]

Create Pension-Like Payouts With Annuities

Create Pension-Like Payouts With AnnuitiesNews from Investor’s Business Daily: Lifetime pensions are fading into history. Only 14% of private-sector workers had a job that offers a traditional pension as of 2010, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. That’s way down from 28% in 1990. One way to keep the cash flowing in retirement is [...]