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  1. Fitch: UK Annuity Market in Flux

    Headlines

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    to Fitch Ratings' Report: Annuity Market in Flux - Insurers ..... in a new report that the UK annuity market is in flux as it approaches ..... will no longer have to buy an annuity with their pension pot. Sales of individual annuities were 49%

  2. Non-qualified account

    Commentary

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    keeping the assets in a normal taxable account under one's own control until such time (if ever) one chooses to buy an annuity be wiser? And I don't understand the rationale of a mortality fee for assets not yet annuitized. Aside from the penalty

  3. The President is going after FINA and the Brokers for retirement accounts!

    Commentary

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    trillions of dollars in 401(k) and other savings accounts. The change would put brokers -- who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments -- under the stricter requirements for *registered financial advisers when they handle clients' retirement

  4. UPDATE 2-Just Retirement defies pension reform fears, shares soar

    Headlines

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    * Bulk annuity sales help performance (Adds CEO, comments, updates shares)

  5. Just Retirement H1 underlying operating profit falls 10 pct

    Headlines

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Annuity provider Just Retirement's underlying operating profit fell ..... first half, the company said on Tuesday, though sales of bulk annuities helped the numbers to beat analysts' expectations.

  6. What is your end game investment goal?

    Commentary

    Sun, 22 Feb 2015

    retirement? That would take a large portfolio. How does a reasonable game plan work? Do you accumulate wealth and then buy an annuity for income or do you plan to cash out? Just what is the end game goal for most investors? My goal in oil and gas has been

  7. UK variable annuity sales drop 22 pct in 2014 -Towers Watson

    Headlines

    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Sales of UK annuities fell last year, consultancy Towers Watson said on Friday, though the drop-off was not as sharp as forecast by some analysts following pension reform.

  8. UPDATE 1-Standard Life operating profit jumps, annuity sales hit

    Headlines

    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    * Plans to increase stake in India joint venture (Adds detail, share price, India joint venture)

  9. Standard Life operating profit jumps 19 pct to $931 mln

    Headlines

    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Standard Life said on Friday its operating profit jumped 19 percent to 604 million pounds ($931.49 million), though added annuity sales would be hit this year by government pension reforms.

  10. INSIGHT-Paying for gene therapy: are annuities the next big thing?

    Headlines

    Thu, 19 Feb 2015

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. drugmakers face growing resistance to the high price of cutting-edge treatments, a handful of companies are working on a new payment model that rewards them for the long-term performance of their medicines.

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