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Indexed annuity sales will soon eclipse those of variable annuities: Cerulli

The marketing pitch of indexed annuities — upside potential with downside protection — seems to have resonated with investors and their advisers.


Questions abound as Ohio National stops commission payments this week

Advisers are grappling with how to proceed, with their clients and their businesses, as the insurer's new annuity trail policy takes effect.


Finra exams find fault with sales of variable annuities, nontraded REITs and private placements

Regulator highlights reps engaging in unsuitable product sales and firms not conducting appropriate due diligence.


Anger over Ohio National’s attack on VA contracts

Columnist is one of the owners of a VA contract that insurer is cutting fees on.


Annuity and mutual fund interests at odds over 401(k) disclosures

Insurance groups facing off against retirement industry stakeholders over issue of lifetime income illustrations.


Congress tries to jam through retirement legislation by year-end

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is upping the ante on his prior effort to pass a package of tax and retirement measures.


Variable annuity sales up 25% from this time a year ago

Rising interest rates and slowing stock market drive assets to insurance products, Limra report says.


NAIFA files suit against New York for mandating best-interest insurance sales

Interest group chapter argues the state's Department of Financial Services exceeded its authority with the rule.


Variable annuity shops eye property and casualty insurers to expand distribution

Jackson National and Lincoln Financial, among the largest VA providers, recently announced distribution partnerships set to kick in next year.


Cetera broker-dealers latest to file legal claim against Ohio National

Six Cetera broker-dealers allege the insurer will be breaching its contractual obligations by withholding millions of dollars in trail commissions from their brokers.


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