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Small brokers push bill to ease audit rules despite challenging political environment

Legislation impacting financial advisers tries to get traction amid impeachment, election


Finra fines Prudential $1M over sloppy retirement-plan information

Regulator says flawed communications left plan participants in dark about investment costs


Answers to the SEC’s Reg BI FAQs depend on facts, circumstances

When the CFP Board provides guidance for its fiduciary standard, it uses case studies


State insurance commissioners poised to approve annuity sales best interest rule

NAIC leader touts increased protections; consumer advocates say measure falls short


What the SECURE Act means for annuities

Measure's provisions are a big win for annuity providers and those who see the need for more lifetime income options in retirement plans.


Where does the SECURE Act stand?

The measure, which seems to have stalled in the Senate, would eliminate stretch IRAs for some beneficiaries.


What’s driving growth in the fixed indexed annuity market?

As consumers began to put more weight on preserving their retirement assets than growing them, fixed indexed annuity sales picked up.


Jackson National to reintroduce fee-based annuities in New York

The No. 2 seller of annuity products was reassured by new guidance issued by New York regulators.


Lincoln, other insurers likely to backtrack on New York annuity pullback

New York regulators issued new guidance that puts the industry at ease.


Lincoln, Penn Mutual pull insurance products from New York in wake of best-interest rule

The departures follow the news that Jackson National halted sales of some products in the state.


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