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  • The top 10 annuity sales leaders for Q2 2014

    October 14, 2014 by Emily Holbrook

    MetLife, which was recently designated a SIFI, has made measured gains in the annuity marketplace in the past year. In the first quarter of 2014, it was a different story, however, as the company experienced a 42 percent decline in annuity sales (compared to Q1 2013) and placed 7th on this list.

    The story now is different. MetLife ranks number one for annuity sales for the second quarter of 2014, according to SNL Financial, with $7.08 billion in sales, a 21.33 percent increase from the same quarter last year. SNL notes that the company has “shown a particular preference for group annuities of late, with considerations of $5.23 billion in the second quarter of 2014, compared to only $1.86 billion for ordinary individual annutieis.”

    Other notable players in annuity sales include Allianz Group, which experienced an impressive 101.85 percent growth in sales over Q2 2013, and AIG, which had $4.93 billion in annuity sales in Q2 2014.

    And, of course, there were those companies that saw sluggish sales in the annuity space this most recent quarter, including Prudential and Voya Financial.

    No. 1: MetLife

    Ranking in 2013: 2
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $7.08 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $5.84 billion
    Percent change: 21.33%
    Market share: 8.58%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 2: Jackson National Life Group

    Ranking in 2013: 1
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $6.77 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $6.39 billion
    Percent change: 5.86%
    Market share: 8.20%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 3: AIG

    Ranking in 2013: 6
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $4.93 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $4.06 billion
    Percent change: 21.42% Market share: 5.97%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 4: AEGON NV

    Ranking in 2013: 5
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $4.85 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $4.80 billion
    Percent change: 1.19%
    Market share: 5.88%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 5: Prudential

    Ranking in 2013: 4
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $4.40 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $4.92 billion
    Percent change: -10.55%
    Market share: 5.33%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 6: Allianz Group

    Ranking in 2013: 15
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $4.39 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $2.18 billion
    Percent change: 101.85%
    Market share: 5.32%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 7: Lincoln National

    Ranking in 2013: 3
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $4.36 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $4.93 billion
    Percent change: -11.59%
    Market share: 5.28%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 8: New York Life

    Ranking in 2013: 11
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $3.78 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $3.20 billion
    Percent change: 17.96%
    Market share: 4.58%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 9: Manulife Financial

    Ranking in 2013: 10
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $3.31 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $3.36 billion
    Percent change: -1.31%
    Market share: 4.02%

    Source: SNL Financial


    No. 10: Voya Financial

    Ranking in 2013: 7
    Annuities written, Q2 2014: $2.87 billion
    Annuities written, Q2 2013: $3.99 billion
    Percent change: -28.14%
    Market share: 3.48%

    Source: SNL Financial

    Originally published on LifeHealthPro.com

    Originally Posted at ProducersWeb on October 10, 2014 by Emily Holbrook.

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