Crossing the retirement "red zone" might be compared to a fire-walk. But here are three advisors who are guiding clients (and their portfolios) from age 55 to age 65 with barely even a hot-foot.
At the LIMRA-Society of Actuaries Retirement Industry Conference in Baltimore last week, Scott Stolz from Raymond James, Greg Jaeck from Edward Jones and Jarrod Fisher from Simplicity Financial Distributors delivered frank opinions about annuities and annuity issuers.
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?
Israel has found that even a mandatory defined contribution system can’t resolve all of the behavioral, economic, or administrative issues that prevent low-income and minority workers from saving for retirement. (Photo: Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.)
A Nationwide income guarantee will be offered to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Select UMA holders. The wirehouse expects to use up the initial $250 million capacity in six months.
Wirehouse reps still manage almost half of the assets in all retail advisory channels, according to Cerulli Associates' exhaustive annual study.
Per capita medical spending for the obese is $1,429 higher per year, or roughly 42% higher, than for someone of normal weight, a new research study claims.
The financial crisis has prompted VA writers to reevaluate their entire risk management strategies and become more self-reliant, the Seattle-based consultants say.
MetLife's annuity net flows remained positive for the fifth consecutive quarter while lapse rates declined for the second quarter in a row.
At $2.6 billion, overall annuity deposits were down 23% from the second quarter of 2008 but up by 20% from the first quarter of 2009.
Few who have written about this case seem to have noticed that the SEC didn't really need Rule 151A at all!