Insurance analysts confident despite market gyrations

Connolly, Jim
September 1998
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;9/7/98, Vol. 102 Issue 36, p75
Points out the stability of life and annuity companies in the United States despite the fluctuations in the stock market. Growth expected from companies focused on variable products; Concerns over sales of equity products; Effect of market downturns on demutualization plans; Possible repurchase of shares if market downturn is prolonged and interest rates remain high.


Related Articles

  • Why Index Annuities Are Adding Living Benefits. Moore, Sheryl; Marrion, Jack // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;10/16/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 39, p19 

    The article discusses the market potential and design of the new guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit developed by the index annuity industry in the U.S. The industry made use of variable annuities (VA) in developing its features and it is tagged as a second generation variant of the...

  • How Old Is Too Old To Buy A Deferred Annuity? BLAZZARD, NORSE N.; HASENAUER, JUDITH A. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/8/2005, Vol. 109 Issue 30, p20 

    Deals with the controversy regarding sales of deferred variable annuities (VA) to seniors in the United States. Age at which insurance regulators think a person becomes a "senior"; Role of VA in a comprehensive financial plan; Benefits of a deferred VA to some seniors; Situations where a...

  • MetLife Adds Five.  // On Wall Street;Sep2000, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p36 

    Lists the choices added by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to the investment options portfolio that supports the company's variable annuity and life insurance product lines.

  • Is Something New In The Air With Annuities? Boros, Joan E. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;2/11/2008, Vol. 112 Issue 5, p20 

    The article discusses the offerings of the insurance industry regarding annuities in the U.S. The traditional variable annuities (VAs) have optional features providing guaranteed withdrawal, accumulation and income benefits, shorthanded as guaranteed minimum accumulation benefits and guaranteed...

  • Emerging markets still foreign to VA, VL issuers. Connolly, Jim // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;5/22/95, Vol. 99 Issue 21, p21 

    Discusses insurance companies in the United States that offer variable annuity and variable life products. Includes Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America; General American Life; Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger.

  • New Twist for Annuities: Payout Allocation. Friedman, Amy S. // American Banker;10/17/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 199, p7 

    Reports on Keyport Life Insurance Co.'s development of a variable immediate annuity that would allow buyers to allocate assets in several payout channels. Company's desire to customize the allocation of assets in order to optimize income for each phase of an annuitant's retirement; Company's...

  • Citigroup's Insurer Signs Letter Of Intent With Two Japanese Insurers For Variable Annuity Sales In Japan .  // Insurance Advocate;9/22/2001, Vol. 112 Issue 36, p34 

    Reports that three insurance companies signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to produce, market and sell variable annuity and life insurance products in Japan. Overview of companies included in the venture; Importance of variable annuities; Background information on the companies.

  • STATs Take Center Stage. Sanders, Gary A. // Advisor Today;Oct2010, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p46 

    The article reports on the effort of NAIFA to work with states regarding the emergence of stranger-oriented annuity transactions (STATs) in order to protect clients. It mentions that in STATs, the variable annuities (Vas) purchased by an unrelented visitor contains guaranteed death benefit...

  • Resolve to manage VA account managers. HIRSCH, HARVEY D. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;1/18/99, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p12 

    Discusses the suggested 1999 resolutions for insurers offering variable annuities and life insurance on how to actively manage investment account managers. Suggestions on reviewing marketing support; Basis of key decisions regarding managers and funds; What actively managing the managers requires.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics