Are annuities an investment? A new SEC lawsuit against a financial advisor argues yes
May 22, 2023 by Dan Shaw
Amid a historic boom for annuities, regulators are signaling to financial advisors that the pension-like products are just like any other investment when it comes to disclosing conflicts of interest.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit on March 17 against Jeffrey Cutter, a registered investment advisor in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and his firm, Cutter Financial Group, alleging they failed to disclose that the annuities they put clients into came with a hefty 7%-8% commission.