Many factors are driving the increase in indexed annuity sales: More manufacturers, better products, more distributors, competitive commissions, aging boomers, and relaxed regulation. But does the bubble contain the seeds of its own deflation?
What Comes Next?
'So we are back to facing the same question as in 2016: What to do if stagnation threatens when interest rates are already close to zero? Among the proposed answers are variants of monetary finance.' writes our guest columnist, chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
MassMutual sponsored interviews with Americans of several different ethnicities and found striking differences in their attitudes toward and expectations of retirement.
The fintech startup has chosen to offer ETF portfolios and an American Equity fixed annuity with a living benefit as sources of retirement income for its prospective online customers.
Most retirees don’t want to get involved in the management of RMDs, says Matt Gray (photo), a senior vice president for product innovation at Allianz Life. He's got a new product for that.