Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast is appreciated as a bit of inconsequential fun; nobody takes it too seriously. Unfortunately, that’s not the case on Wall Street.
The market dislocations and skyrocketing inflation of the last year put longstanding retirement maxims to the test and that test isn’t over yet.
Join this session with leading academics, financial experts, and experienced financial advisors to have your questions about annuity products and strategies answered.
Join this session to learn how to implement Commission-Free annuities in a financial plan, determine the client needs they're best suited for, and manage these solutions within a fiduciary practice.
With more Commission-Free annuities available than ever before, many RIAs are discovering the benefits these solutions can provide not only to their clients, but also to their firms. Join this session to learn how RIAs can use Commission-Free annuities to manage portfolio risk, helping protect and grow AUM. These strategies can help RIAs attract and retain clients and deliver better outcomes during accumulation and retirement.
Join this session – the first in a 4-part series – to understand how to use and access this tool, align Commission-Free annuities with client needs and preferences, manage risk during decumulation, and deliver better retirement outcomes.
Longevity and sequence of returns create very real risks for today’s retirees. Fortunately, fiduciary advisors have a robust and growing selection of no-load annuity solutions to explore that can protect client plans from these risks.
Join this session to learn how to assess risk in clients’ portfolios and take your annuity understanding to the next level by learning how to compare annuities by type and use.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to annuities, but fiduciary advisors have learned that no-load solutions can be a powerful tool in their planning toolbox.
Join this session to learn how and when to use commission-free annuities based on clients’ specific needs, and how to implement annuities strategically in your fiduciary practice (e.g. how to collect a fee for annuity allocations).
Attendees who complete all 5 sessions will receive a very special, soft “Annui-tee” to congratulate them for completion.
While your clients can’t buy happiness, you can help bring them peace of mind through a Commission-Free annuity that protects their retirement plan. According to recent academic research, buying an annuity can increase retirees’ satisfaction and give them confidence to stick to their plan.
Join this session – the second in a 5-part series – to understand how annuities create a license to spend in retirement and help insure the success of a financial plan.
According to leading economists and academics, annuities can generate retirement income more efficiently than bonds for today’s retirees. In addition, they can ease the impact of a market downturn on a portfolio and create the opportunity for heavier allocations to equities for discretionary spending or legacy designations. Join this session – the first in a 5-part series – to understand how and why advisors are using commission-free annuities to strengthen their clients’ retirement plans and grow their firms.
This session is the first of a new five-part annuity education series, featuring leading academics Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP® Professor and RICP®️, Michael Finke, Ph.D., Frank M. Engle Distinguished Chair in Economic Security, David Blanchett, PhD, CFA, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, and DPL Founder and CEO, David Lau.
One of the most contentious topics among RIAs is whether to recommend annuities. While many will recommend a single-premium immediate annuity (a SPIA) or a deferred-income annuity (a DIA), those products represent only a small fraction of annuity sales. We are here to talk about whether RIAs should use the other 95% of annuity products for their clients in their retirement plans – specifically variable annuities, equity-indexed annuities and other related products.
Our discussion will take the form of an informal debate on the following proposition, “Resolved: Annuities should play a prominent role in most retirement plans.”
A recent survey showed that only 28% of RIAs are using annuities for clients near or in retirement. But 68% said they would consider them, foretelling a dramatic increase in the coming years.
Advisors still don't trust annuities. But rejecting them as unsafe is a misguided disservice to clients who would benefit from the financial solutions they provide.
Variable annuities were created to give retirees access to lifetime income with the potential for growth. Today’s products offer a range of features such as liquidity, investment risk hedging, access to a risk premium, tax deferral, and longevity protection. This panel address the tradeoff of these product features and when they provide the greatest value to retirees. The best variable annuities offer reasonable-cost options that provide income, investment flexibility and downside protection when clients need them most. CFP and IWI CE credits pending.