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Notes on Interesting New Annuities from Allianz and New York Life

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So far this year this year we’ve seen much innovation related to registered index-linked annuities (RILAs), since their sales are sizzling, however we see other product types that have potential for growth over the near...

Reviewing Variable Insurance Fund Filings from June, 2021

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In June we were surprised to see a bumper crop of variable fund registrations, nearly all of them defined outcome portfolios, which have protective features found on registered index-linked annuities (RILAs). This yet more evidence...

Covering Notable Rate Sheet Updates – and Another Buyout

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It’s been two months since we provided our readers with an overview of guaranteed living benefit (GLB) rate sheet trends, so in this report we’ll get caught up with the latest developments on that front,...

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Update: Notable VA Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2021

This spreadsheet continues our 2021 coverage of variable annuity rate sheet updates that involved noteworthy changes from the prior sheet; it contains 66 entries…

An Update on Variable Managed-Volatility Portfolios Through 1Q21

This spreadsheet commences our coverage of variable insurance volatility-managed portfolios for 2021. By our count, at the end of the fourth quarter there were 203 such portfolios in operation, containing over $284 billion in assets…

Update: Notable VA Benefit Rate Sheet Changes in 2021

This spreadsheet continues our 2021 coverage of variable annuity rate sheet updates that involved noteworthy changes from the prior sheet; it contains 56 changes…