In the fixed indexed annuity market, the buzz around accumulation continues to get louder. “Independent agents continued to shift their emphasis from guaranteed income to accumulation products focused on upside potential,” said John Matovina, CEO of American Equity Investment Life, one of the nation’s largest sellers of indexed annuities. “We addressed this shift by placing more emphasis in our marketing efforts on our Choice Series at American Equity Life,” Matovina told analysts.
The 18-month delay in the Department of Labor fiduciary rule will drive a healthy annuity sales rebound this year, analysts say. New sales of individual fixed and variable annuities are forecast to grow 5 percent, LIMRA analysts said. In the spring of 2017, before the delay was announced, LIMRA forecast up to a 15 percent drop in fixed and variable annuity sales.
The second-quarter sales rebound in fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) and the delay of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule mean we could see a sales frenzy during the last half of the year. But will FIAs top last year’s $58 billion record? “The DOL rule is on hold, and my response to that is ‘game on’ for FIA sales,” said Sheryl J. Moore, president and CEO of Moore Market Intelligence and Wink Inc., publisher of Wink’s Sales & Market Report.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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