Abaris Financial, founded in 2014 to market SPIAs, DIAs and QLACs online, has rebooted itself as Blueprint Income. It hopes to sell single-premium immediate and deferred annuities as well as multi-premium 'personal pensions.'
'The likelihood of an inverted yield curve in 2018 has been reduced, so the likelihood of a recession has been pushed out further into 2020 and beyond,' writes Chao, principal and Chief Investment Officer of Chao & Co., a consulting firm in Vienna, VA.
“It's not just embarrassing, it could cost MetLife future business,” wrote Canadian pension blogger Leo Kolivakis, who follows global pension issues and insurance companies. A.M. Best affirmed MetLife's A+ strength rating this week.
The inflow of $38.2 billion into bond mutual funds (MFs) and ETFs this month through Thursday, January 25 is on track to be the highest since October 2009, driven by an estimated inflow of $32.3 billion into bond MFs, the investment research firm said.
The PruSecure fixed indexed annuity offers one-, three-, and five-year index term options. Initial cap rates provide “up to a 32% return” based on the chosen index, credit term, and surrender period.
Cannex, the Canadian-American annuity data shop, has just released its analysis of 2017 sales of immediate and deferred income annuities. It turns out New Jersey-ites buy the most income annuities, and the Boss is exactly the right age for one.
The 'pause that refreshes,' said the old Coca-Cola tagline. That's also how Cerulli characterizes the recent slowdown in the practice of assigning management of insurance carrier general account assets to third-party asset managers.
Dementia, preventative care, ageing workforces, technologies and accessibility are just some of the areas of standardization that the committee proposes to work on, said ISO/TC 314 Secretary Nele Zgavc from BSI, ISO’s member for the UK, in the release.
Source: Cannex, January 2018