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Employers ‘need to educate staff on annuities’

Employers ‘need to educate staff on annuities’News from Thomson’s Online Benefits: Employers need to educate their staff when it comes to buying annuities, according to new research, particularly since the decline in pension annuity rates. Laith Khalaf, pension investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, told Employee Benefits that government bond levels are at their lowest rate [...]

Low Rates May Be ‘Devastating’ to Annuities, Group Says

Low Rates May Be ‘Devastating’ to Annuities, Group SaysNews from Businessweek: Bond yields will put pressure on sellers of annuities if interest rates remain near record lows, Robert Kerzner, chief executive officer of industry group Limra, said today at a conference. “If long-term rates stay where they are, it would be devastating for our industry,” [...]

Consumer Alert: Annuities and Veterans’ Pension Qualifications

Consumer Alert: Annuities and Veterans’ Pension QualificationsNews from What Retired … – Bent County Democrat: Denver, Colo. – The Colorado Division of Insurance and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)are warning consumers about questionable strategies aimed at helping military veterans qualify for pension benefits.  Many of the nation’s 16 million living veterans and their [...]

Will the Taxman Attack Annuities?

Will the Taxman Attack Annuities?News from Moneyshow.com: View VIDEO of this transcript  Both federal and state governments are looking enviously at the $ 3 trillion on the annuity books, and Stan the Annuity Man explains what investors need to know. Will new tax law changes affect annuities? I’m here with Stan the Annuity Man and [...]

TEXT-S&P ratings

TEXT-S&P ratingsNews from Prudential Annuities Ltd. – Reuters: Tweet Share this Email Print Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:36am EDT<…………… continues on Prudential Annuities Ltd. – Reuters … Read the full article Related News:

Sun Life Said to Seek Buyer for U.S. Annuities Unit

Sun Life Said to Seek Buyer for U.S. Annuities UnitNews from Bloomberg: Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF), Canada’s third-largest insurer, is seeking a buyer for a U.S. annuities business that may fetch more than $ 1 billion, said people with knowledge of the matter. Morgan Stanley is helping Sun Life solicit bids and has attracted [...]

Sun Life Said to Seek Buyer for US Annuities Unit

Sun Life Said to Seek Buyer for US Annuities UnitNews from Businessweek: Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF), Canada’s third-largest insurer, is seeking a buyer for a U.S. annuities business that may fetch more than $ 1 billion, said people with knowledge of the matter. Morgan Stanley is helping Sun Life solicit bids and has attracted [...]

Black’s Apollo Seeks Control of Athene to Gain Annuities

Black’s Apollo Seeks Control of Athene to Gain AnnuitiesNews from Businessweek: Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) is seeking to acquire control of Athene Holding Ltd. as the private-equity firm increasingly turns to the insurance business for assets to invest in high-yield and distressed debt. Apollo, which owns a nonvoting stake in Athene through [...]

Living annuities oversold – research

Living annuities oversold – researchNews from Moneyweb.co.za: CAPE TOWN – There is nothing lively about the debate between those who believe a living annuity is a better pension option than a guaranteed annuity or vice versa. That is, until sparks flew briefly at the presentation of research paper at the Actuarial Society conference in Cape [...]

Jill on Money: Debt, Annuities, Portfolio for Wimps

Jill on Money: Debt, Annuities, Portfolio for WimpsNews from CBS News: Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on feedburner Download this week’s show (MP3) We started the show with a couple of questions about debt. Bob from IL and his wife are in their early thirties, both work and have a six month [...]