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A ‘third way’ between annuities and drawdown

A ‘third way’ between annuities and drawdownNews from Telegraph.co.uk: It’s true that annuities that offer annual increases are available, but the initial incomes are even lower – about £3,300 for a 65-year-old at present. It takes a long time before the income rises enough to outweigh what you lose in the early years, and as [...]

Top 50 Annuities – Barron’s

Top 50 Annuities – Barron’sNews from Top 50 Annuities – Barron’s: Armand Baughman, 71, a retired Continental Airlines pilot of Valley View, Texas, has always viewed annuities as too complex, illiquid, and expensive to warrant his consideration. But last year, he socked $ 200,000 into a tax-deferred variable annuity, calling it “the best thing since [...]

Securian Introduces Managed Volatility Portfolios for MultiOption Variable …

Securian Introduces Managed Volatility Portfolios for MultiOption Variable …News from ETF Daily News: By using a range of volatility management strategies that actively respond to market conditions, the new Managed Volatility Portfolios (MVPs), available with some MultiOption variable annuities, seek to provide more consistent returns over time while reducing volatility risk. Securian’s variable annuities are issued by Minnesota [...]

ING US’s loss narrows as annuities strengthen

ING US’s loss narrows as annuities strengthenNews from MarketWatch: By Saabira Chaudhuri ING U.S. Inc. /quotes/zigman/15372198/quotes/nls/voya VOYA -3.21% narrowed its first-quarter loss as the insurance and retirement-savings-plan provider reported a stronger performance from its retirement and annuities segments. The quarter marks ING U.S.’s first as a public company. ING U.S.’s initial public offering deal recently [...]

MetLife Avoids Buffett Reinsurer as CEO Confronts Annuities (1)

MetLife Avoids Buffett Reinsurer as CEO Confronts Annuities (1)News from Businessweek: MetLife Inc. (MET), the largest U.S. life insurer, is looking beyond Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (A) as Chief Executive Officer Steven Kandarian seeks ways to limit risk from retirement products known as variable annuities. “To our knowledge, there’s only one major player who [...]

Lincoln Financial Group Expands Fund Options For Variable Annuities

Lincoln Financial Group Expands Fund Options For Variable AnnuitiesNews from Benzinga: Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) today introduced several new investment options for its variable annuity product lines. These new options further expand Lincoln’s investment choices for advisors who prefer to work with clients in constructing a customized portfolio. The new investment options, which seek [...]

Variable annuities getting more variable

Variable annuities getting more variableNews from LifeHealthPro: Product changes in variable annuities are coming fast and furious as carriers attempt to cope with low interest rates by raising fees and scaling back features. Advisors, meanwhile, have their work cut out for them as they analyze all the new twists and turns in product offerings. That [...]

A change of tune about annuities

A change of tune about annuitiesNews from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. Many financial planners have often proclaimed annuities a bad deal for their clients, citing high fees, [...]

Converting Defined Contribution Plan Benefits to Annuities Through Rollovers …

Converting Defined Contribution Plan Benefits to Annuities Through Rollovers …News from The National Law Review: Printer-friendly Email this Article Download PDF Reprints &…………… continues on The National Law Review … Read the full article Related News:

Is someone selling you annuities?

Is someone selling you annuities?News from Palm Beach Post: … Read the full article Related News: The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money * Choosing profitable investments * Getting unbiased professional advice * Avoiding Insurance, Brokerage, and other scams Protect Your Wealth and Well-Being Now [...]