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MYGA sales growth dominates among deferred annuities in 1Q 2022, Wink report finds

Latest sales report shows a 2.2% increase over 1Q 2021 deferred annuity sales.

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Fixed, variable annuities post highest sales since 2008: IRI Report

Insured Retirement Institute report finds 2021 fixed and variable annuity sales increased by 12.3%.

Annuity Sales Spiked 16% in 2021

Secure Retirement Institute research says total annuity sales last year were highest since 2008.

Annuity sales poised for most growth among IBDs: Survey

Insurers believe the independent broker-dealer channel is the most likely to see growing annuity sales in the next few years, a recent survey finds.

Annuity sales in Q3 up over last quarter but still lag last year’s pace

Secure Retirement Institute’s latest data shows third quarter total annuity sales were up 13% from Q2, but remain well below 2019 sales levels.

Pandemic contributes to 24% drop in Q2 annuity sales

Through first six months of 2020, total annuity sales were $104.4 billion, 16% lower than prior year, with fixed indexed annuities falling to lowest quarterly total since 2015.

Pandemic, low interest rates combine to cripple Q2 annuity sales

Registered index-linked annuity sales growth the lone bright spot as overall annuity sales decline 24% according to latest Secure Retirement Institute report.

Annuity sales forecast dark for 2020, brighter for 2021

The Secure Retirement Institute (SRI) is forecasting U.S. annuity sales will struggle in 2020, but are expected to rebound in 2021.

Deferred annuity sales hang tough in Q1 despite effects of COVID-19

Wink’s Sales & Market Report finds total deferred annuity sales only declined slightly in the first quarter of the year in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fixed annuity sales fall in Q1, but variable annuity sales rise

Secure Retirement Institute report also finds registered index-linked annuities break quarterly sales record, topping $5 billion.

SEC adopts investor disclosure improvements for variable annuities and variable life contracts

IRI calls amendments to streamline and simplify critical disclosures for investors in variable annuity and life insurance products a “major leap forward.”

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