The good news for fixed indexed annuity sales just keeps coming!
FIA’s continue gaining mainstream acceptance for the benefits they provide: safety, guarantees, guaranteed income. However, in a recent article in Wealth magazine, Diana Britton reviews recent research by economist Roger Ibbotson detailing his opinion on the accumulation opportunity offered by fixed indexed annuities as a bond replacement in a diversified retirement portfolio.
As part of his analysis he offers a hypothetical net return comparison of FIA’s, long term government bonds and large cap stocks which I am sure you will find interesting. Per Britton, Ibbotson goes on to talk about the general volatility of the market, and how fixed indexed annuities are a viable alternative means of de-risking portfolios.
As a special bonus, I encourage you to continue on past the Ibbotson article to learn how carriers are getting in the game of encouraging consumers to be cognizant of planning properly for a longer life in retirement.
All in all, some great information from solid sources that your customers need to know is available here: http://resources.iamsinc.com/indexed-annuity-must-have-article-1