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The Evolution & History of Fixed Index Annuities

Monday, May 4th, 2015 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

History & Evolution of Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs)In the world of retirement planning, Fixed Index Annuities or FIAs have grown up and weathered the storms of adolescence to become a well rounded and stable retirement income choice. A look at the history of these retirement income vehicles provide some key insights to how they have evolved to answer the income, growth, and legacy planning needs of millions of Americans. Read on to find out more about the beginnings of FIAs. Read More

Fixed Indexed Annuities Cross 20-Year Threshold

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities

Fixed Indexed Annuities Celebrate 20 YearsThis year marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of fixed indexed annuities (FIA). It’s been a ride of fits and starts . The history of the FIA passed the landmark 2014 juncture by marking an explosive threshold: $47 billion in FIA sales according to Beacon Research.

Since 1995, some $400 billion in fixed indexed annuities have been sold to millions of investors. As this history traces into the future, it’s instructive to explore the foundational roots of this powerful financial instrument. Read More