VA issuers may be able to offer rich living benefits safely and inexpensively by embedding a futures-based hedging strategy inside their investment options. That's what Ohio National seems to have done. (Image by Spectrumphotofile.)
Annuity issuers want—and need—their products to be included as a matter of course in the model portfolios or asset allocation software tools that more advisors are expected to rely on in the future.
Because corporations have been returning more of their profits over to shareholders and less to workers, especially over the past 30 years, according to authoritative recent research. The implication is that investors' gains have come at the expense of workers, who own little stock.
Catching up with the 'application programming interface' technology train is essential for annuity issuers. APIs integrate annuities into advisor platforms, reduce NIGO applications, and give clients a fluid online experience.
The author of "Rational Exuberance" and co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices heralds a new science that will help us understand economics by studying the physical structures that underlie brain processes.
Variable annuity product development slowed in Q3 2011, according to the quarterly report from a vice president in Morningstar’s Insurance Solutions group.
MetLife's three new business regions, each of which will have its own president, are the Americas, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), and Asia.
What are advisors to small and mid-sized retirement plans doing these days? On a recent "listening tour," Transamerica tried to find out.
Looking closely at retirement data, researchers discover that the interplay of taxes, Social Security benefits, tax benefits, and take-home pay can be complex--and can vary considerably from worker to worker.
Brief or late-breaking items from Principal Funds, MassMutual, iPipeline, Allianz Life and Liberty Life.
After the report of a $900 million charge in the third quarter, Manulife’s decision to limit distribution of John Hancock annuities can’t have shocked many people.