The Point of Indexing (in Annuities)
June 8, 2021 by Kerry Pechter
Today, a single indexed annuity contract might include as many as 15 different index choices. About 48% of all fixed indexed annuity (FIA) sales are still allocated to the S&P 500 Index, according to Wink. But almost 40% now gets applied to “hybrid” indexes that blend the performance of stocks and bonds or dynamically allocate between asset classes in response to market volatility.