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Annuities: Then and now

Annuities: Then and nowNews from LifeHealthPro: The history of annuities is one of growth and innovation. The original concept evolved from A.D. 222 when Roman scholar Ulpianis was credited with developing the first actuarial table. This progressed into individuals making large payments into an annua, (Latin for annual stipend) to receive annual payments till death [...]

The ‘Pensioncare’ dream of annuities for all

The ‘Pensioncare’ dream of annuities for allNews from MarketWatch: Since Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filings and pension horror stories, politicians are now becoming increasingly delusional that they can legislate retirement security for all. Both private and public sectors are under pressure from politicians to provide sufficient and sustainable pensions to their employers at all costs. Universal-health-care-utopian [...]

Just how puzzling are annuities?

Just how puzzling are annuities?News 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. At least since the ­seminal research of Menahem Yaari in 1965, financial economists have pondered why more [...]

Bond market fears igniting interest in fixed annuities

Bond market fears igniting interest in fixed annuitiesNews from InvestmentNews: Don’t call it a comeback, but fixed annuities are starting to pick up some buzz amid investors’ anxiety about the bond market. Investors have scurried away from bonds, yanking some $ 60 million from bond funds in June, according to the Investment Company Institute. Worries [...]

Fee-killing no-load annuities are pro consumer

Fee-killing no-load annuities are pro consumerNews from MarketWatch: No-load annuities follow the lead set by no-load mutual funds, which provide full liquidity and don’t require meeting with an agent or adviser. No load = no surrender charges There are many indexed annuity only agents that will claim that indexed annuities “have no fees” if no [...]

5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – LifeHealthPro

5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – LifeHealthProNews from 5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – 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 [...]

5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – LifeHealthPro

5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – LifeHealthProNews from 5 arguments against annuities — and how to overcome them – 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 [...]

Taxes on annuities are complicated (Stewart Welch)

Taxes on annuities are complicated (Stewart Welch)News from The Huntsville Times – al.com: Stewart Welch  Reader Question: I have had an (non-qualified) annuity since 1980. Not needing the income from this annuity, the interest has been added back into the account. At this time the interest far exceeds the original principal. I am retired; however, [...]

Fixed annuities no longer in Allstate’s hands

Fixed annuities no longer in Allstate’s handsNews 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. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Allstate Corp. has agreed to sell its Lincoln Benefit Life Co. to [...]

UPDATE 2-NY regulator targets buyout firms’ focus on annuities -sources

UPDATE 2-NY regulator targets buyout firms’ focus on annuities -sourcesNews from Reuters: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:30pm EDT * Lawsky focusing on Sun Life, Aviva transactions -sources * Concern over private equity firms’ oversight By Karen Freifeld July 16 (Reuters) – New York’s top financial regulator is examining whether to let two insurers with links [...]