Why Advisors Shouldn’t Dismiss Index-Linked Annuities
May 3, 2022 by Michael Finke
Sales of protection-focused annuity products were higher in the fourth quarter of 2021 than the combined total of accumulation and income-focused annuities, according to data from the Secure Retirement Institute.
In fact, the sales of [structured annuities*] have led the protection annuity charge with sales more than doubling from $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2020 to $8.9 billion by the end of 2021.
Wink’s Note: Wink classifies “index-linked annuities” as *structured annuities to avoid confusing regulators and consumers.