Jackson National Life's newest variable annuity contract, Elite Access, offers a variety of high-turnover alternative investment options inside a tax-deferred wrapper--and no living benefits.
AARP's 38 million members can now buy income annuities and fixed-rate annuities on a platform powered by fintech firm Blueprint Income. Buyers get a complimentary annual 'retirement income check-up' from a salaried, insurance-licensed adviser.
The Treasury said this week that it will borrow (and spend) about $3 trillion this quarter, to cover its stimulus promises. Where does that money come from and where does it go? 'The capital is going from one pocket to another,' explains Vanguard's active Treasury fund manager, who expects the stimulus to be withdrawn in 2022.
During a market crisis, a reverse mortgage home equity line of credit (ReLOC) can be a lifeline of ready cash for homeowners ages 62 and older. Don Graves of HECM Advisors Group explains.
Over the next five years, 55% of advisors see their allocation to alternative investments increasing “moderately” and 11.1% see it increasing “substantially,” according to a Jefferson National survey.
The Dutch Social Affairs minister, a phalanx of pension-sponsoring industry associations, and European insurers are all protesting the stringent capital requirements proposed under Solvency II, the regulatory regime that would harmonize Europe's insurance standards.
In the medium-term, as private-sector deleveraging problems fade, there is likely to be a stronger and faster cyclical recovery than most intermediate bond markets appear to be pricing, the consulting firm said.
Deficit-financed tax cuts don’t pay for themselves and “are not a free lunch,” said Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the independent research group.
“Advisors play a crucial role in educating their clients about alternative investments,” said Nadia Papagiannis, Morningstar’s director of alternative fund research.
Brief or late-breaking items from Credit Suisse, The Standard, OneAmerica, LPL Financial, Advisor Software Inc., Oliver Wyman, and the Bank of Montreal.
“AIP is designed to provide the alternative investment industry with the same type of efficiency and scalability that exists in the mutual fund industry,” said Schwab executive vice president Bernie Clark.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, high net worth individuals can benefit from owning annuities. It just has to be the right kind of annuity.