While product features and competitive costs will initially get an advisor’s attention, ongoing service and support will keep it, a new LIMRA/EY study finds.
Transamerica opens state-of-the-art lab to evolve its business-building platform through agent input
Transamerica recently announced the opening of the Innovation Zone, a state-of-the-art lab in Johns Creek, Ga., where agents are welcome to review new technology as well as test and offer feedback on the future of these platforms.
New platform aims to show successful agents the value of true independent firm ownership.
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.
MDRT EDGE delivered a customized learning experience with a focus on providing up-to-date socio-political trends and exemplary industry practices to Engage, Develop, Grow and Empower its members’ businesses.
Analysis from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute shows that financial professionals across all channels are increasingly offering a broad array of common products and services to better help older Americans achieve retirement security.
Year-to-date, Fixed Indexed Annuity sales are 22% higher than the first three quarters of 2017. Variable annuity sales continue to rebound, increasing 25% from prior year according to 3Q sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent introduction of a proposal that would modernize the process of disclosing information about variable annuities was met with cries of “it’s about time” from annuity industry advocates.
New LIMRA SRI study of annuity owners finds the top two reasons consumers buy annuities are to supplement Social Security/pension income and to receive guaranteed income payments for life. Two-thirds of pre-retirees say having enough money to last their lifetime is one of their top three goals of retirement.
Non-variable annuity sales for the third quarter of 2018 increased 4.72% as compared to the prior quarter, and improved 0.46% as compared to the same period last year, based on preliminary sales by Wink’s Sales & Market Report released on Nov. 14.