In this installment of our HECM series, we review three strategies that should entice advisors: the HECM-for-purchase, the HECM-LOC for liquidity in down markets, and the HECM-LOC created at age 62 but tapped only if all other sources of cash are exhausted.
This year I'm claiming the Social Security benefits that I've earned on my own work record. I'm old enough now to be truly thankful for Social Security, whose future is precisely as certain, as fair, and as bountiful as we decide it will be.
'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.
In a new research paper, a group of Big Ten economists and an IRS analyst say that wealthy people and older people are the most likely to sell in scary market downdrafts.
In 2015, Athene USA was the fifth biggest seller of indexed annuities in the US, with $2.55 billion in sales and a 4.8% market share. It trailed Allianz Life, American Equity, Great American, and AIG.
In the US, 28% of those surveyed said they don’t think they will use robo advice tools in the future, compared with only 12% in the UK.
Wealth management firms, brokers, exchanges, trading software providers and fintech start-ups can use the service, which can monitor price data on stocks, futures, options, forex, mutual funds, ETFs and indexes.