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The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.
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The steep yield curve enabled fixed annuities to outperform CDs, and drove fixed annuity sales to a new record in the second quarter.
The new site is a renaming of and enhancement of Summit's three-year-old site for advisors, AdvisorOne.com.
The firm's individual annuity sales boomed in the second quarter, thanks in part to a wave of exchanges of variable annuity contracts from financially weaker insurers.
To compete, "advisors must introduce high-end, high-impact communications tools,” said David Macchia of Wealth2k.
The U.S. unit of the Canadian insurer has also hired the ad agency that created Geico's Gekko and Caveman campaigns.
The firm said its real-time portfolio statistics could help insurers preserve GLB features in their products.