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(10/19/2009)

 
 
Second Quarter's Fixed Annuity Sales in Banks 

Beacon  Research has partnered with the American Bankers Insurance Association and the Bank Insurance & Securities Association to bring you news of second quarter's fixed annuity sales trends in depository institutions.  Top companies and products in the bank channel also are identified.  Press releases from both organizations are the first items in our Press Room .
  
Recent Articles
 
In case you missed them, we thought you'd like to see a few other recent items on the fixed annuity market written by or with the assistance of Beacon Research.  You'll find them all in our Press Room .
 
Aviva to Hit Wall Street
 
We were pleased to assist InvestmentNews in recognizing Aviva USA's importance in the fixed annuity market for this story.
 
It's Still all About Guarantees
 
In this National Underwriter article, Beacon's CEO summarizes second quarter sales trends, explains why upside potential was not the main reason for indexed annuities' success and makes some predictions.
 
Annuities for the Middle Class?
 
Beacon provides an overall market perspective in this Financial Advisor story on who's buying fixed annuities and why.
 
The AIG Effect
 
This BestWire story takes a look at the efforts by AIG's annuity company subsidiaries to boost sales by gaining distribution.  Beacon was glad to provide data and perspective for the article.
 
Please visit our Press Room to view more articles and press releases from Beacon, including other stories on our second quarter sales findings in Bank Investment Consultant, BestWire, InvestmentNews, National Underwriter Daily Life & Health, and National Underwriter.  

Did you know?  
  
Beacon tracks fixed annuity rates and features as well as sales, and 100% of our product profiles are carrier-approved.  We also provide spreadsheets and search tools for the producer websites of banks, broker-dealers, and marketing organizations.  You'll find more information on our website: Products & Services
 
Beacon is adding variable annuities to our AnnuityNexus database. Our VA profiles will include data not available from Edgar filings.  Issuers who help us gather this information will receive access to the database at no charge, including a summary of events such as new/discontinued products and riders -- updated daily.
 
To explore how we can support your annuity business, please contact Judith Alexander, Director of Sales and Marketing (800.720.3504, extension 102; Judith@beaconresearch.net).
 
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