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Wealth Transfer
The broker-dealer purchase accelerates growth and boosts RetireOne insurance and annuity back office capabilities San Francisco, Calif. – November 13, 2019 – RetireOne®, the leading independent platform for fee-based insurance solutions, has purchased the EF Legacy Securities broker-dealer (“EFLS”) from Edelman Financial Engines. The acquisition expands RetireOne’s capabilities to better serve RIAs with additional flexibility...
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Choice
In a recent InsuranceNewsNet article writer Katie Thompson cites a 2018 Global Atlantic survey that confirms what we’ve learned over the course of the last few years: Financial Advisors prefer to work with a platform of multiple annuity solutions from multiple providers. Indeed, an overwhelming 96% of respondents to the survey indicated that they would...
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A recent private letter ruling (“PLR”) offers tax relief for the annuity-owning clients of registered investment advisors. Issued by the IRS in August, the ruling allows fee-based advisors who manage client assets in non-qualified annuities to bill from them directly without creating a taxable event. Because of the positive impact on client experiences, many financial...
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Flat-fee variable annuity Elite Access Advisory IISM, income-focused Perspective Advisory II® va, and zero-surrender-charge fixed indexed annuity Marketprotector AdvisorySM from Jackson National were added to the RetireOne platform and Emile Hallez covered the deal for “Ignites.” Noting the growing demand for fee-based insurance and annuity solutions among RIAs, Hallez writes that awareness of these zero-commission...
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Jackson to offer advisory variable and fixed index annuities through RetireOne platform San Francisco, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2019 – RetireOne®, the leading independent platform for fee-based insurance solutions, and Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (“Jackson®”) announced a new strategic alliance to bring the carrier’s popular advisory annuity products to fee-only advisors through the independent...
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If you’ve worked in financial services for the past 20 years, or you follow financial media, you might think that Baby Boomers were the only American generation. Indeed, most of us regurgitate the dog-eared ‘10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day’ stat the way elementary students dispassionately recite the Pledge of Allegiance. With so many children...
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Partnership grants firm’s wealth managers access to no-load fiduciary marketplace of next-gen risk-managed solutions San Francisco, Calif. – June 4, 2019 – Dynamic Wealth Advisors has partnered with RetireOne® to offer insurance and annuity back office services for the wealth management firms it supports. The new partnership provides distribution, education, servicing, and support for no-load...
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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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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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