VA issuers can’t keep bearing so many of the contract risks. Milliman's Ken Mungan (above) and Deep Patel suggest three ways to make VA manufacturing more sustainable.
Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.
Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?
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.
After highlighting new VA contracts from big issuers last week, we now turn to four new products from second-tier or regional insurers, all of them with sturdy A-level strength ratings from Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.
Jay Hauenstein, a dually-licensed advisor in Mississippi who manages about $10 million in VA assets, looks for contracts with strong roll-ups and death benefits.
BP's falling share price has cost the NY state pension fund more than $30 million, but NJ's public pension fund earned a $5.5 million profit from its investment in BP plc.
To repurchase almost $1 billion in preferred shares, Lincoln Financial Group is selling $335 million worth of common stock and up to $750 million of senior notes.
The move is expected to allow the government to save €18bn, or about $27 billion, and combat a growing pensions deficit.
Plan providers are able to win loyalty in each size-tier to the extent that they meet the needs of that tier, says Cogent Research.
Under one proposed rule, marketing materials that include a date in a target date fund’s name must also disclose the fund’s asset allocation at the target date.