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Greg Iacurci

Reporter, Retirement Planning and Insurance

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Recent Articles


Voya re-entering buffer annuity market as product popularity grows

May 26, 2017

Voya's about-face comes amid heightened regulatory scrutiny as customer complaints about buffer annuities have surfaced

Fixed annuity product development - main

DOL fiduciary rule pushes indexed annuity carriers to develop new products

May 25, 2017

Insurers are introducing fixed-rate deferred annuities with income guarantees to circumvent BICE


DOL fiduciary rule pushing broker-dealer assets to fee-based accounts, away from commissions

May 24, 2017

Some large brokerages such as Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones and Raymond James have seen a surge in advisory assets a year on from promulgation of the retirement regulation


In new fiduciary rule FAQs, DOL gives quasi-endorsement of clean shares

May 23, 2017

The DOL also hinted that clean shares may offer an avenue for an additional rule exemption, potentially as a replacement or alternative to BICE


Wirehouses use predictive analytics to shore up goals-based planning

May 22, 2017

Large brokerage firms are updating technology to get a better understanding of clients in real time, augment advisers' service and improve client experience


Vermont poised to become latest state to set up retirement plan for small businesses

May 22, 2017

It would be the ninth state to pass legislation creating a plan, and differs from other states' auto-IRA and marketplace approaches


Retirement plan advisers turning to RIA aggregators to build practices

May 21, 2017

Interest in aggregator firms focused on 401(k) plans has grown, but advisers must weigh what they'd be sacrificing and gaining through such arrangements


How 401(k) advisers can bullet-proof themselves against litigation risk under DOL fiduciary rule

May 20, 2017

Tons of 401(k) advisers will be prone to litigation come June, and advisers need to know where the pitfalls lie and how best to protect themselves


Use of multiple record keepers could hurt defendants in 403(b) lawsuits

May 19, 2017

In a potential indication of how judges will rule in the other university lawsuits, Emory and Duke universities will have to defend allegations that using multiple record keepers breaches their fiduciary duty


Indexed, variable annuity sales slump as DOL fiduciary rule looms

May 18, 2017

Uncertainty around the rule may be contributing to tentativeness from advisers and distributors

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