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Annuities droop at Allianz LifeExternalLinkIcon.gif
Star Tribune, February 21, 2013
Like other annuity players, Allianz Life is sacrificing sales for profits, says Beacon's CMO...
'Perfect storm' drives fixed indexed annuity salesExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, February 13, 2013
The broad fixed annuity category... fell 12.8 percent between the third quarter of this year and Q3 2011..., reports Beacon Research. Meanwhile, the FIA subset gained albeit slightly over that same period...
10 surefire annuity sales strategiesExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, January 18, 2013
...income and indexed annuities... hit record sales highs in the first nine months of 2012Ö according to Beacon Research.
Private Equity Increasingly Tapping Into the Potential of US Fixed, Indexed Annuity Market
BestWeek, January 14, 2013
They seem to be betting that they can achieve higher investment returns than the established annuity issuers, says Beaconís CMO.
New Kids on the Blocks
Retirement Income Journal, January 3, 2013
Per Beaconís CMO: Itís generally good for the fixed annuity industry that the private equity-owned companies are actively pursuing growth when other insurers are cutting back...
Which Annuity Line Shows Most Promise In 2013?ExternalLinkIcon.gif
InsuranceNewsNet, January 2, 2013
Beacon Research has pointed out that year-to-date income annuity sales reached $6.8 billion at the end of third quarter 2012, ...with the deferred income annuity version... being strong sellers
Aviva-Athene deal prompts hope, certainty for insurance agents
InvestmentNews, December 27, 2012
The deal also could present an opportunity for a ratings hike, depending on how the transaction unfolds, per Beacon's CMO
Aviva USA good fit for AtheneExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily and Senior Market Insider, December 27, 2012
Beaconís CMO expects that Athene will seek to grow the annuity sales of Aviva USA...
2012 annuity review: Indexed hot, variable notExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, December 19, 2012
Was 2012 a good year in the annuity business? It depended on which products carriers sold.
Guggenheim Company to Buy Sun Life Financial's US Annuity Business for $1.35 Billion
BestDay, December 18, 2012
For total U.S. sales of fixed annuities, ...private-equity market share has gone from 2.8% in 2011 to 9% in 2012, per the CEO of Beacon Research...
Income Annuity Sales Set New Quarterly RecordExternalLinkIcon.gif
Actuarial Post, December 7, 2012
Fixed annuity sales for the third quarter were buoyed by the strongest sales quarter ever for income annuities and steady indexed annuity sales, according to Beacon Research...
Income Annuity Sales Set New Quarterly RecordExternalLinkIcon.gif
AdvisorOne, December 7, 2012
Income annuity sales increased to nearly $2.4 billion in Q3, up 3.8% from second quarter...
Allianz, Nationwide Lead Q3 AnnuitiesExternalLinkIcon.gif
Insurance Networking News, December 5, 2012
At $2.4 billion, income annuities also had their strongest quarter ever, with deferred income annuities (DIAs) generating 77 percent of the $87 million quarter-to-quarter increase...
Fixed Annuity Sales Stall, but Security Benefit Stands Out
Retirement Income Journal, December 5, 2012
Low rates continue to weigh on fixed annuity sales... But Beacon's CEO said he's encouraged that ďa number of carriers are developing new indexed and income annuity products."
Beacon: fixed annuity sales decline in third quarter - Indexed and income annuities rise for the yearExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, December 5, 2012
Indexed annuity sales increased to $25.746 billion from $24.626 billion, up 4.5 percent. And income annuity sales rose to $6.816 billion from $6.259 billion, an 8.9 percent rise.
Guggenheim's Security Benefit Life climbs among top fixed-annuity playersExternalLinkIcon.gif
InvestmentNews, December 4, 2012
...without Security Benefit Life's growth, year-to-date indexed-annuity results would have declined from last year's levels...
RECORD-HIGH MARKET SHARES FOR INDEXED AND INCOME ANNUTIES IN Q3 Ď12, BEACON REPORTS
Beacon Research, Evanston, IL, December 4, 2012
Security Benefit Life now a top 5 company; Nationwide the new leader in banks and wirehousesÖ
IRI: Total annuity sales edge down in 3Q, income annuities sales riseExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, December 4, 2012
Fixed annuity sales reached $8.6 billion for qualified plans and $8.0 billion for non-qualified sales during the third quarter.
Fixed annuity sales continue growth in retirement spaceExternalLinkIcon.gif
BenefitsPro, December 3, 2012
"Income annuity payouts look attractive relative to the conservative alternatives. That's especially true for deferred income annuities...," says Beacon's CEO.
Income, Fixed Annuity Sales Rise Amidst Retirement CrunchExternalLinkIcon.gif
Insurance Networking News, December 3, 2012
Fixed annuity sales in the third quarter were buoyed by the strongest sales quarter ever for income annuities and steady indexed annuity sales, according to Beacon Research...
Income Annuity Sales Set New Quarterly Record
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, December 3, 2012
Income annuity sales are growing despite, or perhaps because of low interest rates, says Beaconís CEO.
Demand for Income Helps Overcome the Bumpy RideExternalLinkIcon.gif
NAFA Annuity Outlook Magazine, December 1, 2012
More than 20% of fixed annuity issuers increased sales relative to the prior and year-ago quarters. An interesting pattern emerges when we consider what these companies have in common...
Answer isn't simple for an annuity strategyExternalLinkIcon.gif
Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2012
Which is the better choice: a term-certain or lifetime payout income annuity? Beacon's CEO responds...
DIAs: The Ďincome laterí optionExternalLinkIcon.gif
Senior Market Insider, October 25, 2012
These products are mainly purchased by people planning to retire in about five years, says Beaconís CMO.
Annuity Ballgame Targets Retirement Home-Runs
AnnuityNews.com Weekly, October 3, 2012
"I wouldnít be surprised to see more companies introduce a DIA," says Beacon's CMO...
Mutual insurers ramp up development of deferred-income annuities
InvestmentNews, October 2, 2012
In the first quarter [2012], reported sales were $155.4 million, rising to $202.7 million in the second quarter, according to Beacon's Fixed Annuity Premium Study...
INDEXED AND INCOME ANNUITY SALES RISE TO NEAR-RECORD LEVELS IN SECOND QUARTER '12ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Annuity News Now, September 14, 2012
In this brief recorded interview, Beacon's CEO predicts that strong demand for indexed annuity guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits will continue...
Fixed Annuities Near Record SalesExternalLinkIcon.gif
AdvisorOne, September 13, 2012
Demand for guaranteed income drove indexed and income annuity gains, says Beaconís CEO...
'Near-record' sales for indexed and income annuities in 2Q: Beacon
Retirement Income Journal, September 13, 2012
New York Life's Lifetime Income Annuity was the best-selling product for the second consecutive quarter.
Beacon: Fixed Annuity Sales Drop 17.2% on Low Interest Rates; Indexed Represents 50% of Total Market
BestDay, September 11, 2012
...indexed annuities now represent 50% of the total fixed annuity market - the highest market share ever...
Indexed Annuities Hit Near Record Sales in Q2ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, September 7, 2012
In the fixed annuity space, there were roughly $8.7 billion in qualified sales and $8.4 billion in non-qualified sales in Q2...
Indexed and Income Annuities Up For the Second QuarterExternalLinkIcon.gif
Bank Investment Consultant, September 6, 2012
Per Beacon's CEO: Indexed and income annuities should continue to do well, but much will depend on interest rates and carrier decisions...
INDEXED AND INCOME ANNUITY SALES RISE TO NEAR-RECORD LEVELS IN SECOND QUARTER '12, BEACON REPORTS
Beacon Research, Evanston, IL, September 6, 2012
Lincoln National the new leader in direct/third party sales. Pacific Life takes the lead in wirehouses.
Quarterly Sales Increase Across Annuity Industry
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, September 5, 2012
Fixed indexed and income annuities had their second-best quarter ever...
What a Difference a Year MakesExternalLinkIcon.gif
NAFA Annuity Outlook, September 01, 2012
The top year-over-year fixed annuity sales gains by company were as follows...
Desparately Seeking IncomeExternalLinkIcon.gif
Smart Money Magazine, August 28, 2012
Sales of variable annuities... fell almost 8 percent in the first quarter from a year ago... Fixed annuity sales fell about 9 percent... notes Beacon Research.
What Would Aviva Sale Mean To Annuities?
AnnuityNews.com, August 1, 2012
Beaconís CMO comments...
Annuity Surprises could Be Jump-Starters
AnnuityNews.com, July 18, 2012
...it will be interesting to see if the income annuity quoting activity detected by the CANNEX system shows up in the second quarter income annuity sales reported out by Beacon...
'More Attention' for Indexed Annuities in Low Rate Environment
Bank Insurance & Securities Marketing, Summer 2012
Will bank sales of indexed annuities keep growing when interest rates rise? Beaconís CEO comments...
Income, Index Annuities Set RecordsExternalLinkIcon.gif
Annuity News Now, June 29, 2012
In this recorded interview, Beaconís CEO comments on the impact of low interest rates and other annuity market trendsÖ
Q1 Annuity Sales Slump: Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow?ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Annuities Insider, June 19, 2012
"...itís not that there isnít a demand for these products," says Beacon's CEO.
Beacon: Great American Financial Cracks Top Five in US Fixed Annuity Sales for First Time
BestDay, June 13, 2012
In the first quarter, 66% of Great American Financial's sales were indexed annuities, according to Beacon.
Searching for an Oasis
Retirement Income Journal, June 13, 2012
"The success of New York Lifeís deferred income annuity also helped boost overall income annuity results," says Beaconís CEO.
Beacon: Fixed Annuity Sales Down in Q1 ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, June 12, 2012
"...we expect to see more MVAs, unbundled product features, and GLWB rollup rates that vary based on credited interest," says Beaconís CEO.
Income and Indexed Annuity Sales Show Quarterly Increases
Insurance Networking News, June 11, 2012
Great American joined the quarterís top five companies for the first time...
Income Annuities Gain Favor
Financial Planning Daily, June 11, 2012
Other leading products were indexed annuities issued by Allianz, Aviva USA and American Equity.
INCOME AND INDEXED ANNUITY SALES ADVANCE IN FIRST QUARTER í12, BEACON REPORTS
Beacon Research, Evanston, IL, June 11, 2012
An income annuity is the first product of its type to be a quarterly bestseller...
IRI: Annuity Sales Dip Slightly in Q1 ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealthPro Daily, June 8, 2012
Market-value adjusted annuity sales grew 1.6% to nearly $1.37 billion from the fourth-quarter 2011 tally...
Variable Annuity Net Assets Reach All-Time High
The INN Daily, June 8, 2012
"Market value adjustments enabled carriers to credit a higher rate of interest..." says Beacon's CEO.
Annuity Sales Down in Q1, but VA Assets at All-Time High: IRI
AdvisorOne, June 7, 2012
Fixed annuity sales... took in $7.3 billion in qualified sales and $9.6 billion in nonqualified sales.
First quarter annuity sales dipped slightly ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Benefits Pro, June 7, 2012
"...consumers are turning to income annuities as a source of lifetime income to attain financial security during retirement," says IRI's CEO.
Annuity Sales Down In First Quarter
Financial Advisor, June 7, 2012
...the president and CEO of IRI, predicted that the long-term horizon for the industry is strong.
Annuity Sales Slip
Insurance Networking News, June 7, 2012
The income annuity segment continues to experience higher growth...
Variable Annuity Net Assets Reach All-time High: Income and Indexed Annuity First-Quarter Sales Experience Year-Over-Year Growth
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, June 7, 2012
"Growing demand for guaranteed retirement income helped push income and indexed annuity sales above year-ago levels," says Beaconís CEO...
Fixed Annuity Trends: Experts Reveal Optimism
NAFA Annuity Outlook, May/June 2012
DIAs and indexed annuity sales in banks are promising, says Beacon's CMO...
Top five SPIA sellers, 2003-2011
Retirement Income Journal, May 16, 2012
SPIA sales have become more concentrated among the top five sellers over the past nine years, according to data from Beacon Research...
US Life Insurers Revamp Sales Models in Move to Independent Distribution
BestWeek, May 14, 2012
Beaconís CMO comments...
Annuities: Growing Pains
Registered Rep, May 1, 2012
Beacon data documents less generous VA living benefits, higher fees. Beaconís CEO comments...
Indexed Annuities Struggled a Bit, But Still a Hit; Income Annuities Galloping Ahead
InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, May 2012
...indexed annuities took a 48 percent share of fourth quarterís fixed annuity sales... income annuity sales grew by almost 18 percent..., according to estimates from Beacon Research.
Indexed Annuity Complaints Plummet
InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, May 2012
Ratios of complaints/sales based on data from the Beacon Research Fixed Annuity Premium Study...
EIA Market Likely to Survive Aviva Exit ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Annuities Insider, April 24, 2012
According to data compiled by Beacon Research, Aviva is the No. 2 player...
The 'Stacking' Strategy
Retirement Income Journal, April 18, 2012
Beaconís CMO comments on Security Benefit Lifeís growth through annuity sales by independent agents...
The Future of Aviva USA ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Annuities Insider, April 17, 2012
Beaconís CMO comments on potential acquirers...
US Sales of Fixed Annuities Drop 1.1% in 2011 Amid Historic Low Interest Rates
Bestís News Service, April 4, 2012
For 2011, Western NationalÖ was the top seller of fixed annuities, with sales of $6.6 billion...
Record Sales for Income Annuities in Q4 2011: Beacon ExternalLinkIcon.gif
AdvisorOne, March 16, 2012
Indexed annuities stayed flat as income annuities gave Ďthe most retirement income bang for the buckí...
Beacon: Income and Indexed Annuities Set Records in Fourth Quarter of 2011 ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro Daily, March 15, 2012
Considering that low rates and a flatter yield curve reduced payouts, income annuities did remarkably well, says Beaconís CEO...
Indie B-D reps flocking to fixed indexed annuities
InvestmentNews, , March 14, 2012
Carriers seem to have more direct contracts with broker-dealers, says Beacon's CMO...
Record sales for income, indexed annuities in Q4 2011: Beacon
Retirement Income Journal, , March 14, 2012
First half 2011 wirehouse sales of the products were up 400% according to data from Beacon Research...
INCOME AND INDEXED ANNUITIES SET RECORDS IN FOURTH QUARTER í11, BEACON REPORTS
Evanston, IL, March 14, 2012
Income annuity sales grew almost 18% in fourth quarter...
IRI: VA Sales Rise in Fourth Quarter, But Fixed Annuity Sales Dip ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro Daily, March 13, 2012
Fixed annuity sales... dipped... from quarter three, but were relatively flat compared with 2010 fourth-quarter sales...
Annuity sales Ďrobust,í sparked by 28% rise in variable annuity sales
Insurance & Financial Advisor, , March 12, 2012
"Considering the interest rate decline, fixed annuity sales have proven quite resilient due to the need for guaranteed retirement income," says Beaconís CEO.
Annuity Sales Grow 7.7% in 2011
Financial Planning, , March 12, 2012
Sales of fixed annuities were down slightly for the year...
Variable Annuity Sales Reach Pre-Crisis Levels
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, March 12, 2012
Fixed Annuities Show Resiliency in Low Interest Rate Climate; Morningstar and Beacon Research Data Show Combined Industry-wide Sales Growth of Nearly 8 Percent in 2011...
Weiss Ratings names its favorite VAs
Retirement Income Journal, February 29, 2012
Based on Beacon Research data...
Longevity insurance promising - but higher rates would help
InvestmentNews, February 20, 2012
Deferred-income annuities account for less than 5% of all income annuity purchases, per Beacon Research...
Banksí Fixed Annuity Sales Inch Up, But...
InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, February 2012
Fixed annuity sales in banks hit $4.1 billion in 3Q of 2011, an increase of 3 percent...
New York Life splits life insurance, investment operations
InvestmentNews, January 20, 2012
"I would agree that accumulation and decumulation belong together," said Beaconís CMO.
Why hanging on to your older fixed annuity is a solid bet
InvestmentNews, January 18, 2012
Beaconís CMO comments...
Are MVAs ready for a comeback?
InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, January, 2012
MVAs may credit as much as 100 basis points more than non-MVAs, according to Beacon Research...
ABA Report: Fixed Annuity Bank Sales Total $4.1 Billion in Third Quarter ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro Daily, December 8, 2011
Fixed annuity rates had a slightly larger advantage over treasuries and CDs, says Beaconís CEO...
Fixed Annuity Bank Sales Total $4.1 Billion in Third Quarter 2011
ABIA, Washington, DC, December 7, 2011
Sales up 3%; Symetraís Custom 7 the new top product...
U.S. Fixed-Annuity Writes Deliberately Pulling Back Sales Amid Low Rates
Bestís News Service, December 2, 2011
Even with widening credit spreads, they donít necessarily want the business, says Beaconís CEO...
Fixed Annuity Sales Fall in 3Q, But Some Segments See Increases
Bank Investment Consultant/Financial Planning, December 1, 2011
As far as the top five companies in this space, they all changed positions from the previous quarter...
Beacon Research Study: Income and Indexed Annuity Sales Rise in Third Quarter ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro, December 1, 2011
Each of the third quarterís top five companies changed position from the prior quarter, Beacon reports...
Fixed Annuity Sales Running Flat in 2011: Beacon
Retirement Income Journal, November 30, 2011
The word is that some carriers are keeping a lid on business, says Beaconís CEO...
Variable annuity sales reach record levels, but have they hit a ceiling?
InvestmentNews, November 30, 2011
Meanwhile, fixed annuities took a modest decline in sales...
Carriers Build MVA Annuity Arsenal
AnnuityNews.com, November 30, 2011
On average, an MVA currently adds about 27 basis points to credited interest on fixed rate annuities, per the AnnuityNexus.com database...
INCOME AND INDEXED ANNUITY SALES INCREASE IN THIRD QUARTER í11, BEACON REPORTS
Evanston, IL, November 30, 2011
Allianz regained overall sales leadership, Pacific Life was the new MVA sales leader, and MassMutual took the lead in independent broker-dealer sales...
IRI Survey: Net VA Sales Post 38% Gain in Third Quarter ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro Daily, November 29.2011
Indexed annuity sales accounted for 47.5% of all fixed annuity sales...
Variable Annuities Post Record New Sales
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011
VA Net Cash Flow Achieves Highest Level in Fourteen Quarters / YTD Fixed Sales Tracking Near 2010 Levels...
Annuity Sales Resurgence Continues
Insurance Networking News, , November 10, 2011
"Despite record-low interest rates, year-to-date fixed annuity sales have held up quite well," says Beaconís CEO...
IRI Report: Annuity Sales Up 5% over the Year-Ago Period ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro, November 10, 2011
Demand for guaranteed lifetime retirement income drove income and indexed annuity sales growth, says Beaconís CEO...
Variable Annuity Sales Surge in 3Q; Fixed Sales Fall
Bank Investment Consultant/Financial Planning, , November 10, 2011
Fixed annuity sales will have ebbs in growth, especially in todayís record-low interest environment, says IRIís CEO...
Industry Wide Annuity Sales Climb From 2010 Levels
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, November 9, 2011
VA Sales on Pace to Exceed $150 Billion for 2011 /Indexed Captures Nearly Half of Fixed Market...
Broker-Dealers to Jump on Annuity Bandwagon ExternalLinkIcon.gif
LifeHealth Pro Daily, October 17, 2011
It legitimizes the products and broadens their appeal, say Beaconís CEO...
Warming to indexed annuities
InvestmentNews, , October 16, 2011
First half 2011 wirehouse sales of the products were up 400% according to data from Beacon Research...
Guggenheim scoops up insurer to build fixed indexed annuities
InvestmentNews, , October 7, 2011
Beaconís CMO comments...
Personal Finance: Record Annuities Sales Tempt New Investors
Reuters, September 22, 2011
Beaconís CEO comments...
Indexed, Income Annuities Surge in Market Share
AnnuityNews Week, August 31, 2011
Beaconís CMO comments on the reasons for their success...
Sales of income annuities up 30% in 2Q - Beacon Research
Retirement Income Journal, August 30, 2011
The secure personal pensions provided by income annuities were appealing, says Beaconís CEO...
A.M. Best Analyst: Some Insurers May De-Emphasize Traditional Fixed Annuities on Interest-Rate Risk
BestWire, August 27, 2011
But fixed annuity writers will benefit from wider credit spreads, per Beaconís CEO...
Flight to Safety Drives Annuity Sales
Financial Advisor, August 26, 2011
Annuity sales continue to climb rapidly as investors look for a safe haven after the past years of volatility...
Fixed and indexed annuity sales crept upward during 2Q
InvestmentNews, August 26, 2011
Marking a first for Beacon's fixed annuity study, an indexed annuity, the ING Secure Index 7, was the top-selling product among independent broker-dealers...
Beacon: Non-MVA Fixed Annuities Gain ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, August 26, 2011
Indexed and income annuities should continue to do well, says Beaconís CEO...
Annuity Writers Show Significant Growth
Insurance Networking News, August 25, 2011
Western National Life hits $2 billion mark, tops Allianz and New York Life in second-quarter fixed annuity sales, according to Beacon Research...
FIXED ANNUITY SALES RISE AGAIN DESPITE LOWER RATES
Beacon Research, Evanston, IL, August 25, 2011
The Allianz MasterDex X regained bestseller status...
IRI: Annuity Sales Head Higher ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, August 25, 2011
FA sales were stable even though interest rates are even lower now than they were a year ago, says Beaconís CEO...
Investors Take Shine to Annuities in 2Q
On Wall Street, August 24, 2011
Despite a continuing decline in rates, a flight to safety may result in a strong third quarter for fixed annuities, says Beaconís CEO...
More Promising Numbers for Annuity Industry
Insurance Networking News, August 24, 2011
Fixed annuity sales for the second quarter were $20.4 billion, up from $18.9 billion in the previous quarter...
Investors Take Shine to Annuities in 2Q
Financial Planning Daily, August 24, 2011
Fixed annuity sales rose more sharply than variable annuity sales between the first and second quarters of this year...
Industry Wide Annuity Sales Continue Double Digit Climb
Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, DC, August 24, 2011
VA Sales Up for 3rd Consecutive Quarter; Fixed Sales Rise Over Q1...
ABIA: Bank Fixed Annuity Sales, BHC Fees Rise ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, July 26, 2011
Sales of fixed annuitiesÖ increased to $4.9 billion in the first quarter, up 16% from the total for the first quarter of 2010.
Fixed Index Annuities Getting a Fresh Look ExternalLinkIcon.gif
AnnuityFYI.com, July 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, FIAs sales hit record highs in 2010... according to Beacon Research...
Bank Holding Company Annuity Index Soars 20% in First Quarter
Washington, DC, July 21, 2011
Sales across all depository institution increased 56%...
Fixed annuity sales improve in 1Q 2011
Retirement Income Journal, July 20, 2011
A surge in sales of fixed rate annuities without market-value adjustments ... drove overall results...
Fixed Annuity Bank Sales Total $4.93 Billion in First Quarter 2011
Washington, DC, July 19, 2011
Almost 70% reported improved bank channel sales, but Western National remained the leading fixed annuity issuer and its Flex 7 was the new bestseller...
Uniform Fiduciary Standard May Threaten Sales Model of Life-Insurer Owned Broker-Dealers
BestWeek, July 18, 2011
Beaconís CEO comments...
Financial advisers, insurers hail GAO plug for immediate annuities
InvestmentNews, July 10, 2011
Beaconís CMO comments on the impact of interest rates on immediate annuity sales...
Aiming For Advisors: New annuity products and platforms are being designed to appeal to fee-only advisors
Financial Advisor Magazine, July, 2011
Beaconís CMO comments...
Beacon Research: 1Q Fixed Annuity Sales Up 6%
InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, July, 2011
...all four types of fixed annuities enjoyed the ride up...
Best Annuities ExternalLinkIcon.gif
Barronís, June 18, 2011
Includes 5 fixed rate annuities chosen from Beaconís AnnuityNexus database...
Variable Annuities Expected to Grow About 13% this Year
BestWire, June 17, 2011
Whatís the impact of guaranteed lifetime withdrawal riders on VA issuers? Beaconís CEO comments...
US Sales of Fixed Annuities See First Gain in Two Years: AIG Recaptures Top Spot Overall
BestWeek, June 6, 2011
Fixed annuity writers look for a certain spread, which they earned on a steeper yield curve, says Beaconís CEO...
Beacon Confirms 6% Increase in Fixed Annuity Sales ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, June 3, 2011
Fixed annuity rates were high than CDs at many banks, says Beaconís CEO...
Fixed Annuity Sales Make a Comeback
Financial Planning, June 2, 2011
New York Lifeís Secure Term Fixed Annuity was the new bestseller...
Top 5 Fixed Annuity Sellers
Insurance Networking News, June 2, 2011
ďFixed rate annuities benefited from higher rates in first quarter,Ē says Beaconís CEO...
FIXED ANNUITY SALES RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS, BEACON RESEARCH REPORTS
Evanston, IL, June 2, 2011
First quarter 2011 fixed annuity sales posted their first period-to-period increase in two years...
Double-digit increase of sales marks first quarter YOY
Advisor One, May 31, 2011
Annuity Assets Were Highest Ever in Q1, per Morningstar...
IRI Sees Strong Annuity Sales ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, May 31, 2011
Fixed annuity sales increased 6%, to $19 billion...
Annuity Sales Post Double Digit Increase
IRI, Washington, DC, May 27, 2011
Fixed rate deferred annuity sales benefitted from a large bank channel increase by one carrier in particular, says Beaconís CEO.
Market lifts variable annuity assets to all-time high
InvestmentNews, May 26, 2011
Fixed annuities were upÖ 6%, according to Beacon Research...
Nice Niche
Financial Planning, May 1, 2011
Fixed annuity purchases were so strong in 2008 and 2009 that conservative investors may not have had much money left last year, says Beaconís CEO...
After 2010, nowhere to go but up for fixed annuities
Retirement Income Journal, April 11, 2011
Once again, half of the quarterís bank bestsellers were fixed rate non-MVA products issued by Western National...
ABIA Study Reports Double-Digit Drop in Fixed Annuity Sales in Fourth Quarter ExternalLinkIcon.gif
National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, April 11, 2011
Although results decreased compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, the study noted improved sales by one-third of bank channel carriers...
FIXED ANNUITY SALES DROP AT U.S. BANKS
BankInsurance.com, April 11, 2011
ďThe current interest rate environment suggests that fixed annuity sales in banks will gradually increase in 2011," says Beaconís CEO...


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