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.
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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.

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.

Best quarter ever for Fixed Indexed Annuity sales: Wink

Just as LIMRA also reported this week that FIAs had their highest sales quarter ever, Wink’s Sales & Market Report says Q2 2019 sales bested previous record by 3%.

Another record for fixed indexed annuity sales: LIMRA

Latest annuity sales report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds FIA sales had highest sales ever during Q2 2019.

Great American Life rallies for industry change, overcomes major taxation hurdle for fee-based annuities

Private Letter Ruling from the IRS changes the tax treatment of advisory fees on fixed indexed annuities