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  1. YOUR PRACTICE-Helping clients choose annuities or lump sums

    Headlines

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014

    (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

  2. About That TIAA-CREF Deal

    Headlines

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014

    However, the new company does not have many of its assets in mutual funds and ETFs, as TIAA-CREF's biggest business is annuities to educational and hospital 403(b) plans. For its part, Nuveen runs money in a wide variety of ways, including separate

  3. Investing for Retirement: The Defined Contribution Challenge

    Headlines

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014

    participants live 30 years in retirement. This longevity risk should not be ignored, and insurance products such as deferred annuities can be a cost-effective way to reduce the longevity risk that exists for a single plan participant. We have also assumed

  4. Challenger Grows Property Exposure with Proposed CDI Buy-Out

    Commentary

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    from 18% of total assets to 20%. Challenger operates its annuity business by matching payments to investors with cash flow from ..... increase the net interest spread or offer higher returns to annuity clients, but overextending exposure to higher-risk assets

  5. Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Long-Term-Care Insurance

    Commentary

    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

    buyers are flocking to hybrid or combo policies, which package long-term-care coverage with a life-insurance policy or an annuity . One attraction to hybrid policies: Customers can pay for the entire premium up front, and so effectively lock in a price

  6. Fitch Affirms TIAA's IFS at 'AAA' Following Nuveen Acquisition Announcement; Outlook Stable

    Headlines

    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

    April 14 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AAA' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and its wholly owned subsidiary, TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA-CREF Life

  7. Advice for mom age 65, no tolerance for risk on investment

    Commentary

    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

    give your thoughts on this? Are there any pitfalls or problems you foresee with this? I’m not familiar with this index annuity and am a newbie at investing altogether so I just wanted to get others opinions given her aversion to the stock market and

  8. Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA)

    Commentary

    Sat, 12 Apr 2014

    laws concerning annuities and LTC Medicaid ..... spouse has in an annuity . It also requires ..... derived from an annuity . This all seems ..... adverse effect on annuities purchased for a ..... includes as assets annuities purchased by an ..... 1) It is an annuity described in section

  9. Ready Your Portfolio for Retirement

    Video Reports

    Sat, 12 Apr 2014

    so this is Social Security, perhaps a pension for some individuals, or perhaps some sort of a single premium immediate annuity . The idea is that you want to supply your portfolio plan with some baseline of living expenses, and then your portfolio only

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    for some individuals, or perhaps some sort of a single premium immediate annuity . The idea is that you want to supply your portfolio plan with some baseline of living expenses, and then your portfolio only
  10. UPDATE 1-Britain's Just Retirement says sales to be hit by pension reforms

    Headlines

    Wed, 9 Apr 2014

    April 9 (Reuters) - Insurer Just Retirement Group Plc said it no longer expects full-year sales to grow 7 percent, blaming uncertainty in Britain's individually underwritten annuities market after...

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