Indexed annuity sales booming in 2016, but likely to regress sharply in 2017

Boosted by a predicted strong second half of 2016, indexed annuity sales are projected to increase by 15% to 20% compared to 2015 and...

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.

Total annuity sales expected to improve through 2019

Improved economic and regulatory conditions have prompted LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute to forecast total annuity sales to increase 5-10% in 2018 and improve up to 5% in 2019.

DOL releases Fiduciary Rule FAQs

The first of what could be three or possibly more sets of “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding implementation of the Fiduciary Rule have been posted...

All fixed annuity types see sales jump 20% in 2Q 2018

Upcoming edition of Wink’s Sales & Market Report for deferred non-variable and structured annuity sales shows 22% growth for indexed annuities compared to the first quarter of the year.

Americans show strong interest in financial solutions with opportunity for increasing income

MINNEAPOLIS – In order to help address the risks caused by inflation, many Americans are looking to financial products that not only provide guaranteed...

Next wave of fee-based FIAs hit the market

In the wake of the DOL Fiduciary Rule, the fee-based fixed indexed annuity movement continues to gain momentum with the introduction of new products this month from Nationwide and Symetra.

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.

AIG takes top overall spot in annuity sales during record-breaking 2018

For the first time since 2007, AIG Companies has taken over as the top seller of annuities according to recently released data from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

Indexed annuity sales top all-time record in 2Q, but declining variable sales drag overall...

Fixed indexed annuity sales totaling $16.2 billion in the second quarter of 2016 were 30% higher than 2Q in 2015 and surpassed all prior...