Fiduciary Rule concerns spur 8% drop in total 2017 annuity sales

Uncertainty over DOL’s partially implemented rule blamed for 5% decline in fixed indexed annuity sales, the product line’s first annual decline since 2009, according to just released figures from LIMRA’s Secure Retirement Institute.

Long search ends with Allianz exec being tapped as new leader at NAFA

After a nine-month search, the National Association for Fixed Annuities announces Charles J. “Chuck” DiVencenzo
will take over as its new President & CEO on April 1.

NAFA board rips into final DOL Fiduciary Rule after review; considering legal challenges

WASHINGTON (Apr. 21, 2016) — NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, announced today that its Board of Directors authorized staff to consider all...

3 strategies to protect a 401k in a volatile market: The Annuity Expert

Shawn Plummer, “The Annuity Expert,” explains how annuities can protect retirement savings during volatile times.

NAFA searching for new leader to tackle long-term goals

Chip Anderson will be stepping down after three years as fixed annuity association hopes to have a new Executive Director on board in time for its mid-June leadership conference. NAFA is also urging financial professionals to tell Congress to pass the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) before the upcoming budget deadline of March 23.

Vacated Fiduciary Rule, higher interest rates lead to record 2018 annuity sales

Total annuity sales have best quarter in a decade, led by fixed annuity sales hitting all-time high, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute reports.

The Best Fixed Index Annuities Based on Cash Accumulation

One annuity salesman is contracted for many annuity carriers and keeps up on their caps, participation rates, spreads, etc.  He appealed to the forum...
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2019 annuity sales reach highest level since 2008

Fixed indexed annuity sales break all-time record thanks to strong performance in the first half of the year, according to Secure Retirement Institute data.

Annuity sales fall 8% in 2017 due to economic and regulatory challenges

Variable annuity sales dip 9%, marking first time in 20 years that annual VA sales fell below $100 billion. Jackson National Life, New York Life and Allianz Life top sales in variable annuities, fixed annuities and indexed annuities, respectively.

6 big annuity carriers boost Envestnet Insurance Exchange platform launch

Independent advisors can gain access to robust selection of variable, structured, fixed and indexed annuities on single, integrated platform.