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RetireOne President Ed Mercier has been working in the RIA space for 20 years. In an article for Advisor Perspectives, Ed shares similarities between his experience serving this audience of fiduciaries, and that of his colleague, Jim Combs. Jim is CEO of National Advisors Trust (NATC). NATC is one of the largest trust companies in...
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In this article for IRIS, RetireOne President Ed Mercier explores the trend toward zero commission or ‘no-load’ insurance products like annuities. As robos take on more and more advisor services, many experts agree that financial behavioral coaching is one area that resists automation. This new generation of low-cost, fiduciary-focused products help RIAs manage client behaviors...
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Dr. Wade Pfau, PhD, CFA® recently partnered with inStream to create a portfolio simulator tool that incorporates fixed indexed annuities as an asset class. The tool allows users to compare hypothetical performance of traditional portfolios against those that also include allocations to fixed indexed annuities (FIAs). In his research, Dr. Pfau deployed FIAs as a...
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Annuities have a terrible reputation. Rather than incorporating them into retirement plans to solve specific problems for investors, some salespeople overstated their features and benefits—selling them as ‘strategies’ rather than tactics. Writing in ThinkAdvisor, RetireOne CEO David Stone says this semantic difference is important. These are complex instruments that help investors achieve important goals, but...
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Midterms, oil prices, trade wars, conflict in Ukraine, and other instability made markets choppy in the fourth quarter. Research from Bespoke shows that the last three recessions (1990, 2001, 2007) followed the inversion of 3-year and 5-year treasuries by an average of 26 months. We just passed that yield curve inversion milestone. Folks may be...
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Principal protection solution is alternative for de-risking portfolios San Francisco – November 8, 2018 – RetireOne® has teamed up with Great American Life Insurance Company® to offer the Index ProtectorSM 7 annuity to RIAs and fee-based advisors who are seeking non-correlated assets to de-risk client portfolios. With interest rates still relatively low and rising, this...
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Built for fee-based planning, Symetra Advisory Edge and Symetra Advisory Income Edge expand RetireOne’s principal protection offering to meet growing advisor demand San Francisco, CA and Bellevue, WA – October 30, 2018 – Symetra Life Insurance Company and RetireOne® today announced the addition of Symetra Advisory Edge and Symetra Advisory Income Edge fixed indexed annuities...
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Writing for Kiplinger.com, RetireOne® CEO David Stone addresses some old myth-making about variable annuities. As sure as the sun rises and sets, variable annuities will draw negative attention from some advisors and finance journalists. And typically, their criticisms are spot on. But those criticisms often pertain to older products sold for commission. VAs are evolving....
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One of the enduring curiosities in wealth management is the slow adoption of no-load insurance products like annuities (see: Stone Writes in Advisor Perspectives about Slow RIA Adoption of No-Load Annuities). But things are changing. As more manufacturers, distributers, and technology platforms throw their hats in the ring, Retirement Income Journal Editor Kerry Pechter wonders...
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We’ve added 3 new fee-based annuities from TIAA on the RetireOne platform including the Intelligent Variable Annuity®, Investment Horizon fixed annuity, and TIAA Single Premium Immediate Annuity. The Intelligent Variable Annuity With some of the lowest fees in the industry, the Intelligent VA grows the RetireOne accumulation solution set to help RIAs and fee-based advisors...
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