A Debate on Whether RIAs Should Use Annuities in Retirement Plans
April 20, 2021 by David Lau and Christine D. Moriarty
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.