It’s Spee-Ahz, By a Nose!

Gaobo Pang and Mark Warshawsky's study supports a strategy of combining income annuities with mutual funds in retirement.

A Second Structured Annuity Offers Income

CUNA Mutual Group invades Allianz Life airspace by launching 'Zone Income Annuity.' It's the only structured index annuity besides Allianz Life's Index Advantage Income to offer a lifetime income option. The two contracts differ in small but significant ways.

Executive Interview: PRU’s Kent Sluyter

The president of Prudential Annuities since 2017, actuary Kent Sluyter spoke with RIJ recently about financial wellness and about his firm's pivot to a new generation of individual annuities.
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Innovative Two-Stage Income Annuity Proposed

The payout from Phoenix's Retirement Income Options variable income annuity is life-contingent and variable during the "early retirement" stage, but pays a fixed income with a death benefit during the optional "later retirement" stage.

All Signs Point to an Aging Work Force

Nearly four-in-ten adults who have worked past the median retirement age of 62 told Pew Research that they delayed their retirement “because of current economic conditions.”

A Few New Names on Annuity ‘Leaderboard’

Since the end of 2008, Sun Life, American Equity Investment Life and MassMutual have joined the list of the top 20 annuity sellers, while Genworth Financial, Principal Financial, and Allstate have slipped off.

Despite Crisis, Total Annuity Sales Lag By Just 3%

Almost 90% of purchasers of new variable annuity contracts are electing living benefits and almost 60% are electing guaranteed lifetime income riders, despite industry-wide pull-backs in those benefits.