The big mutual insurer plans to offer its managed account program, incubated last year among career agents, to third-party registered reps, says Michael Gordon, first vice president in the firm's U.S. life insurance and agency business.
'Insurance Solutions' groups use private assets to boost the returns of life/annuity company investment portfolios. RIJ talks with Todd Fonner of Investcorp Insurance Solutions about this trend.
American Equity Investment Life’s ‘AEL 2.0’ strategy is designed to help it thrive even in a low yield environment. Allocating up to 40% of its money to ‘private assets’ is key to the fixed annuity specialist's plan.
A document from the NAIC's Financial Stability Task Force reflects the concerns that the NAIC has heard from a variety of sources about the increased ownership of life insurers by private equity firms. (Image from NAIC document.)
Viral Acharya and colleagues at NYU's Stern School of Business say the economy was pushed off a cliff by bankers skirting reserve requirements.
But there's no clear indication that Washington understands the nuances that make annuity decisions so complex and problematic.
Selling Alico would help AIG repay the federal government and might strengthen MetLife's position in Asia, an analyst said.
vWise's SmartPlan Enterprise “provides the benefits of a personal financial professional in a website available 24/7/365.”
“Many Americans aren't necessarily buying into the country's long-held belief that anyone with a dream can strike it rich,” said the editor of Bankrate.com.
The program, which combines live presentations with self-study materials, is approved for continuing professional education credit in 49 states.
He succeeds Robert T. Cassato, who will assume a new role as a senior advisor to Manulife Chief Operating Officer John D. DesPrez III on global distribution strategy.
If implemented, the proposal would require certain insurers to pay a fee equal to 0.15% of “covered assets.”
Most companies are predicting 2010 sales growth, premium growth and profitability to be modest to flat compared to 2009.
A recent Journal of Financial Planning article on annuities was a bit perplexing.