Annuities

Some articles on annuities:

Types of Life Annuity - Fixed and Variable Annuities
... Annuities that make payments in fixed amounts or in amounts that increase by a fixed percentage are called fixed annuities ... Variable annuities, by contrast, pay amounts that vary according to the investment performance of a specified set of investments, typically bond and equity mutual funds ... Variable annuities are used for many different objectives ...
CUNA Mutual Group - Services and Support - Asset Management
... Broker/dealer services, pension and 401(k) plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, variable annuities, fixed annuities, and immediate annuities. ...
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - Products and Services - Annuities
... MetLife is among the largest providers of annuities in the world, recording $22.4 billion in sales during 2009 ... MetLife offers annuities which consist of fixed annuities, variable annuities, deferred annuities and immediate annuities ...
Types of Life Annuity - Impaired Life Annuities
... There has also been a significant growth in the development of Impaired Life annuities ... Both conventional annuities and Purchase Life Annuities can qualify for impaired terms ...
Equity-indexed Annuity
... An indexed annuity (the word equity previously tied to indexed annuities has been removed to help prevent the assumption of stock market vesting being present in these products ... Equity Index Annuities are insured by the State Guarantee Fund which is similar to the insurance provided by the FDIC ... The long term ability of Equity Index Annuities to beat the returns of other fixed instruments is a matter of debate ...