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Mark Forman
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Three things to know before buying one Relatively new to the market, Index-Linked Annuities (“ILAs”) are a bit misunderstood. (For an example of an ILA, look at the Allianz Index Advantage ADV ILA). Like their cousins, fixed indexed annuities, ILAs offer upside potential with downside protection. Both provide market participation via index-following crediting methods, and...
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RetireOne/Jackson 2020 RIA Survey featured in ThinkAdvisor Michael S. Fischer featured the 2020 RetireOne/Jackson RIA survey in an article for ThinkAdvisor titled “Two-Thirds of RIAs Open to Recommending Annuities: Survey.” The study aims to gain insights into how RIAs allocate client assets, the technologies they use for planning and management, the timing of income planning...
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More advisers are becoming open to the products, but many still don’t like their costs, complexity and lack of liquidity With this headline, “Just say no to annuities, one-third of RIAs say: Survey,” Emile Hallez (InvestmentNews) certainly interprets the results of RetireOne’s joint RIA survey with Jackson as ‘glass half empty.’ Or maybe it’s ‘glass third...
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Featuring Jenny McNamara and Stephanie Prince When your firm promises high-touch service, large and slow-moving or out-of-touch business partners threaten to disrupt your customer experiences. For RIA firms like Richard Young Associates (“RYA”) of Georgia, there is no way to NOT depend on them. This introduces some risks to the client experience. Awkward robo attendants,...
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Markets reacted terribly to news of the Corona Virus hitting American shores last week. Stocks suffered their largest weekly loss since 2008. Antsy, nervous, excited—whatever you want to call it—folks are on the defensive. Markets are volatile. But where can they, especially retirees, find shelter? Conventional wisdom says that retirees should shoulder less risk by...
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The Contingent Deferred Annuity (“CDA”) is a step forward in efforts to creatively meet the income needs of retirees. In the February 2020 issue of Bob Veres’ popular Inside Information newsletter, Bob calls it “One of the most interesting solutions to the SECURE Act requirement that qualified plans offer income guarantee options.” These guarantee options,...
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Two Platforms Democratizing Structured Products Retirement Income Journal’s Kerry Pechter writes that structured products in the last few years have been democratized by a couple of different digital players: SIMON and HALO. Both afford advisors and their clients unprecedented access to structured notes which aim to help an investor’s savings while generating equity-like returns. Structured...
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Eliminating Commissions Opens Door to Further Innovation No-load annuities appear to be gaining traction among IARs of RIA firms, and journalist Ben Mattlin takes a stab at why in an article for Financial Advisor Magazine. Innovations among a class of next-gen, no-load annuities have reduced cost, introduced simplicity, offered liquidity, made them easier of understand...
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In the Thanksgiving edition of Retirement Income Journal, Kerry Pechter assesses the impact of the Schwabitrade deal. In gobbling up TD Ameritrade, Schwab is consolidating power and RIA custody in one behemoth organization, the impact of which promises to be felt in some predictable and unpredictable ways. Pechter draws his particular focus on the how...
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