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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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Under a photo captioned “Louisville Slugging” Oisin Breen writes about RetireOne’s acquisition of EF Legacy Securities broker-dealer from Edelman Financial Engines. In the “Brooke’s Note” intro to the piece, RIABiz Editor Brooke Southall says of the deal, “Nobody can dispute the beauty of guaranteed income. But in financial advice, such a thing takes the form...
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Writing of the recent partnership between insurance technology platform Covr Financial Technologies and RetireOne, the publication notes that the two are teaming up to offer access to insurance protections like long-term care, disability, term life and more. “Working together, Covr and RetireOne will produce ongoing educational webinars, create content and provide support for RIAs looking...
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RetireOne’s purchase of the Edelman broker-dealer is featured in an article by Alex Padalka for FinancialAdvisorIQ. Padalka discusses the benefits to advisors of the EF Legacy Securities acquisition, a transaction that promises to grow the RetireOne insurance and annuity back office services for RIAs. He quotes CEO David Stone, who says RIAs come to RetireOne...
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Of RetireOne’s EF Legacy Securities broker-dealer purchase, WealthManagement.com journalist Patrick Donachie says the deal “will enable RetireOne to offer greater options for RIAs interested in commission-free insurance and annuities products.” This is especially valuable for former broker-dealer registered representatives who are transitioning from the commissioned-based compensation model to the fee-based model. The significance of the...
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Reporting on the purchase of EF Legacy Securities by Aria/RetireOne, InvestmentNews writes, “the acquisition allows RetireOne to expand its insurance and annuity back-office services for RIA firms, and better assist registered representatives moving their practices to a fee-based model, Aria said in a release.” InvestmentNews also reports that Chief Compliance Officer Rainey Gray has agreed...
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Allison Bell writes in ThinkAdvisor that RetireOne has acquired the EF Legacy Securities broker-dealer from Ric Edelman’s company, Edelman Financial Engines. She notes that the Sunnyvale California-based Registered Investment Advisor sold only the broker-dealer, which was formerly based in Henrico, Virginia. The broker-dealer purchase bolster’s RetireOne’s insurance and annuity back office capabilities, and better positions...
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