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Notes on Recently-Launched Annuities – and Others on the Way


Even though registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) have been stealing the spotlight of late – not to mention market share – that doesn’t mean that insurers haven’t been working on more traditional annuity concepts. In this...

On a New York RILA from Allianz Life – and a MetLife Buyout


In this report we’ll cover the registration of a new registered index-linked annuity (RILA) from Allianz built for sale in New York, as well as a guaranteed living benefit (GLB) buyback program filed recently by...

A Few Thoughts on VA Spinoffs – and Notable Product News


For more than a decade, the U.S. variable annuity business has been in de-risking mode, and this process has taken many forms. Early on, much of the activity involved product redesign. The most recent manifestations...

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Summaries of New Registered Index-Linked Annuities (RILAs) filed in 2021

This table contains summaries of new registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) filed with the SEC in 2021. It covers 15 contracts, not including instances where a product was refiled…

Update: Summaries of New VA Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefits Filed With the SEC in 2021

This table updates our coverage of new variable annuity guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits (GLWBs) registered with the SEC this year. The table lists 16 riders, inclusive of New York-specific versions…

An Update on Variable Managed-Volatility Portfolios Through 2Q21

This spreadsheet updates our coverage of variable insurance volatility-managed portfolios for the second quarter of 2021. By our count, as of June 30 we counted 200 such portfolios in operation, containing over $288 billion in...