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What to Consider When Clients Want to Surrender Their Variable Annuity

Clients considering the surrender of an annuity product have many factors to weigh before determining whether walking away is the wisest course of action.
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Prudential Annuities launches new website - Wall Street Journal

Prudential Annuities launches new website - Wall Street Journal | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Prudential Annuities launches new website Wall Street Journal Variable annuities are issued by Pruco Life Insurance Company (in New York, by Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey), Newark, NJ (main office) and distributed by Prudential...
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Variable Annuities and Retirement Income - Charles Schwab

Variable Annuities and Retirement Income - Charles Schwab | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Find out when, and for whom, variable annuities may make sense.
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Axa SA (ADR) (AXAHY) news: More Variable Annuity Pitfalls, This Time At AXA - Seeking Alpha

Axa SA (ADR) (AXAHY) news: More Variable Annuity Pitfalls, This Time At AXA - Seeking Alpha | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Axa SA (ADR) (AXAHY) news: More Variable Annuity Pitfalls, This Time At AXA Seeking Alpha New York regulators found that AXA was not working in the best interest of its clients who purchased high-commission variable annuities from brokers.
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Variable annuity sales to hit $22B by 2018 - LifeHealthPro

Variable annuity sales to hit $22B by 2018 - LifeHealthPro | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
LifeHealthPro Variable annuity sales to hit $22B by 2018 LifeHealthPro “Net new variable annuity sales plummeted in 2012 to just $14 billion,” said Donnie Ethier, associate director at Cerulli, in a statement announcing the findings of Annuities...
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The latest annuity innovation: Contracts with structured products - InvestmentNews

The latest annuity innovation: Contracts with structured products - InvestmentNews | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
The latest annuity innovation: Contracts with structured products InvestmentNews Axa was the first among the group to launch, with its Structured Capital Strategies variable annuity making its debut in 2010.
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Prudential Annuities launches new website - Business Wire (press release)

Prudential Annuities launches new website - Business Wire (press release) | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Prudential Annuities launches new website Business Wire (press release) Variable annuities are issued by Pruco Life Insurance Company (in New York, by Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey), Newark, NJ (main office) and distributed by...
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Structured Products House of the Year – Société Générale

Structured Products House of the Year – Société Générale | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Asia Risk awards 2013 winner: Société Générale – Structured Products House of the Year
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Variable & Indexed Annuities Likely to See Sales & Development ...

2014 could be an important year for sales and new development of variable and indexed annuities.
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Pros and Cons of Variable Annuities: Fees and Expenses

As you evaluate whether variable annuities may be right for you, make sure you carefully consider whether potential expenses discussed in this video from www...
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The Hartford Completes Sale Of U.K. Variable Annuity Business To Berkshire Hathaway

The Hartford Completes Sale Of U.K. Variable Annuity Business To Berkshire Hathaway | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
The Hartford has completed the sale of its subsidiary, Hartford Life International Limited , in a cash transaction to Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway company (The Hartford Completes Sale Of U.K.
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AXA And Hartford Prospectus Changes A Troubling New Trend For Existing Variable Annuities

AXA And Hartford Prospectus Changes A Troubling New Trend For Existing Variable Annuities | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, the variable annuity industry has experienced a tremendous amount of change - from the explosive rise of variable annuities with guaranteed living benefit riders for retirement income leading up to the fall of 2008, to the...

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MLC's Andrew Barnett: the benefits of variable annuities for retirees ...

MLC's Andrew Barnett: the benefits of variable annuities for retirees ... | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
The 'variable annunity' in vogue overeas is neither entirely variable nor an annuity – so what is it, and what could it do for Australian retirees? Andrew Barnett explains. Some of the debate in the wealth management industry ...
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Unique challenges in handling existing VAs - InvestmentNews

Unique challenges in handling existing VAs - InvestmentNews | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Unique challenges in handling existing VAs InvestmentNews He approaches the question of how much a client should hold in variable annuities by modeling and simulating a portfolio that combines a variable annuity and a systematic-withdrawal plan.
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SLCG Blog: Structured Product Based Variable Annuites are Riskier Than Advertised

Structured product based variable #annuities are riskier than advertised | http://t.co/fvgPtAqCSf
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Variable Annuities Vs. Mutual Funds

Variable Annuities Vs. Mutual Funds | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
The concepts of variable annuities and mutual funds are quite similar to each other, by the virtue of general mechanism and overall working of the investment and returns. Though the working of the two is quite similar, and the rate of return offered by both types of investments is almost the... http://theturbulencetraining.com/variable-annuities-vs-mutual-funds.html
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AXA to pay $20 million fine over annuities in NY - IFAwebnews.com

AXA to pay $20 million fine over annuities in NY - IFAwebnews.com | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
AXA to pay $20 million fine over annuities in NY IFAwebnews.com AXA Equitable will pay a $20 million fine to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) for violations of insurance law related to certain variable annuity products.
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AXA Grows Out Of France - Wall Street Journal

AXA Grows Out Of France - Wall Street Journal | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
AXA Grows Out Of France Wall Street Journal With interest rates rising, the company expects the pressure on its U.S. variable annuities business to ease in 2014.
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MetLife Exits The U.K. Annuity Market - Forbes

MetLife Exits The U.K. Annuity Market - Forbes | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
MetLife Exits The U.K. Annuity Market Forbes MetLife was also once the highest seller of equity linked variable annuity products but has been cutting down on sales for the last two years.
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Angry variable annuity owners seek restitution

Angry variable annuity owners seek restitution | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Why are complaints about variable annuities gaining in relative volume? Why are buyers unhappy? (With markets near historic highs, read why variable #annuity complaints are on the rise.
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Fixed Annuity Sales Push Industry-Wide Sales to Highest Level in Two Years| newsroom| IRI

RT @IRIonline: Variable annuity net sales during Q3 2013 were $1.52 billion. Read the full report at http://t.co/CW8sTBuExq http://t.co/LWQ…;
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Lincoln National's Variable Annuity Sales Increase 48% - Annuity FYI

Although many companies took a big hit with variable annuities during the tumultuous markets in 2008 and beyond, those insurers who stuck with selling variable annuities are seeing increasing sales and return on equity.
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Don't Keep It Simple, Stupid - Morningstar.com

Don't Keep It Simple, Stupid - Morningstar.com | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Don't Keep It Simple, Stupid Morningstar.com Such, implicitly, is the argument of Wharton's Olivia Mitchell (who was kind enough to send me the paper) and three faculty members of Goethe University Frankfurt, in "Variable Payout Annuities and...
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New year could bring a boon for annuities - InvestmentNews

New year could bring a boon for annuities
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Next year could be a big one for variable and indexed annuities, both in terms of sales and product development, as new tax and interest rate realities sink in.
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Are Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits on Their Way Out?

Are Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits on Their Way Out? | Variable Annuities | Scoop.it
Clients who purchased VAs with lifetime guarantees need to stay alert: nervous insurance companies issuing these guarantees may soon seek substantial modifications to outstanding contracts.

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