The Assets: Insurance planning
February 18, 2020
State Insurance Regulators Adopt Best Interest Rule for Annuity Sales
The model regulation also includes a safe harbor provision for insurance producers already subject to standards that are at least as stringent.
December 18, 2019
Here’s What’s Wrong with the Secure Act, Says Retirement Researcher
A retirement researcher warns that the inclusion of the bill in the funding appropriations package could cause headaches for investors and financial professionals alike.
November 25, 2019
Ohio National Beats B-D Reps in Trail Commission Lawsuits
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by five individual broker-dealer reps.
November 22, 2019
Hub Acquires Assets from Another Wealth Management Practice
Hub International, an insurance brokerage, also made at least six acquisitions in the U.S. in September.
November 15, 2019
Edelman Sells off Broker-Dealer to RetireOne
The acquisition of EF Legacy Securities is aimed at expanding RetireOne’s services to RIAs.
November 1, 2019
Wells Fargo Advisors Loses Insurance Specialists to Financial Strategies Group
Five from the wirehouse have formed the distribution company Meritage.
October 14, 2019
Lincoln Financial Launches Annuity Products for RIAs
A new single premium immediate annuity and a deferred income annuity are both commission-free.
October 11, 2019
Game Over For Reps in Ohio National Trail Lawsuits? Not Yet, Lawyers Say
Broker-dealer reps suing over Ohio National have suffered a setback, but it’s not the end of their battle, their lawyers say.
October 4, 2019
Ohio National Trail Lawsuits: FA Class Action Dismissed But Broker-Dealer Litigation To Continue
Court decision is a big blow to reps but many legal battles are still ahead for Ohio National.
September 10, 2019
Why Even More Insurers are Pulling Out of New York
Lincoln Financial Group and Penn Mutual Life Insurance have suspended selling annuities and will do the same with insurance products in the next few months.