Indexes must evolve with inflation, rising rates, says NAFA panel
June 22, 2022 by John Hilton
Industry veteran Sheryl Moore noted the growth of indexes during a recent Wink, Inc. webinar. When Moore started Wink, an industry intelligence firm, 17 years ago there were a dozen indexes. Today, there are at least 150 different indexes, many of them proprietary indexes developed by major carriers.
Wink’s Note: When I started Wink, Inc. 17 years ago, there were precisely 12 different indexes available on indexed annuities.
Today, there are 150.
I keep thinking that the market is saturated with indices. And I keep being wrong because more and more get introduced.
If indices evolve for the current market environment, that number of indices is only going to increase. -sjm