In part four of our series, we look at how market conditions affect variable annuities. VAs may appear, on paper, to be a win-win, but the reality is more nuanced.
The insurer's variable annuities dipped 39% year-over-year in the second quarter, offering a glimpse into the power of big distributors like Fidelity.
ETFs could help solve the high costs that dog variable annuities.
Tight restrictions are placed on investment options in VAs with guaranteed income to reduce their risk. Returns have lagged as a result, frustrating advisers and investors.