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Gundlach to oversee $450M in annuities push

Gundlach to oversee $ 450M in annuities pushNews from InvestmentNews: Jeffrey Gundlach, manager of the top-performing DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, is expanding to variable annuities by subadvising a fund modeled after his flagship for Prudential PLC’s Jackson National Life Insurance Co. DoubleLine received a $ 450 million mandate from Jackson for the Curian/DoubleLine Total [...]

The Variable Annuities Landscape Is Changing. Are You Being Shortchanged?

The Variable Annuities Landscape Is Changing. Are You Being Shortchanged?News from LawyersandSettlements.com: With the largest single demographic in America slipping into retirement, never has there been a more compelling issue than that of retirement income. And part of that equation for hundreds of thousands of Baby Boomers includes the Variable Annuity. More than a tax-deferred [...]

The case for annuities

The case for 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. Imagine you’re driving late at night down a lonely stretch of highway far from any town or gas [...]

How to Make Money With Annuities, Without Buying a Single One

How to Make Money With Annuities, Without Buying a Single OneNews from Motley Fool: By Jessica Alling | More ArticlesSeptember 23, 2013 | There has long been a debate over the benefits of individuals buying annuities products for their retirement needs. But Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling shows investors a way to jump in on [...]

Annuities changes puzzle advisers

Annuities changes puzzle advisersNews from InvestmentNews: Though variable annuities were helpful for the most nervous clients during the financial crisis, advisers admit that insurers still have room for improvement when it comes to this product line. A panel of financial advisers from the Chicago area spoke at the Insured Retirement Institute’s annual conference Tuesday. Though [...]

Should annuities be inside your IRA?

Should annuities be inside your IRA?News from MarketWatch: There is an ongoing argument in the financial world of whether an annuity should be held within an Individual Retirement Account. As with most money issues, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. The consistent annuity haters are always going to say no to any annuity, [...]

Gundlach to oversee $450M in annuities push

Gundlach to oversee $ 450M in annuities pushNews from InvestmentNews: Jeffrey Gundlach, manager of the top-performing DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, is expanding to variable annuities by subadvising a fund modeled after his flagship for Prudential Plc’s Jackson National Life Insurance. DoubleLine received a $ 450 million mandate from Jackson for the Curian/DoubleLine Total Return [...]

Scott Burns: Beware of the lure of fixed annuities

Scott Burns: Beware of the lure of fixed annuitiesNews from The Seattle Times: Investing Q: A friend of mine has been telling me about the advantages of indexed annuities. They sound too good to be true. I’ve also read that it may still be possible to actually lose money (not just get a lower return). [...]

Texas man gets 40 years for phony annuities scheme

Texas man gets 40 years for phony annuities schemeNews from InvestmentNews: Robert J. Mangiafico Jr. of Allen, Texas, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for defrauding elderly women out of nearly $ 500,000 in a phony annuity scheme. Mr. Mangiafico was sentenced Sept. 18 after more than two days of testimony in the [...]

Annuities from Thrivent

Annuities from ThriventNews from Rapid City Journal: 2013-09-16T00:00:00Z 2013-09-16T11:27:03Z Annuities from Thrivent Rapid City Journal An annuity is a contract you make with an insurer (in this case, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans). When you purchase an annuity, the insurer agrees to repay your money – plus the interest it earns – either in a lump [...]