December 27, 2011 Comments (0) Blog, Securities Fraud

Variable annuity sales at independent broker-dealers

(Last Updated On: July 17, 2015)

The Investment News just released data on the variable annuity sales at independent broker-dealers.  As you can see from the chart attached below, the data demonstrates that the sale of variable annuities at independent broker-dealers continues to rise.

Variable annuities, while appropriate for some investors in the appropriate amounts, can be unsuitable for certain investors (in particular, retired investors concerned with present income for expenses).  Due to the high commissions that financial advisors make in recommending variable annuities, the improper sale of variable annuities is one of the most common types of securities frauds (as advisors often recommend the product to investors that do not need the tax and death benefits offered by the product).

If you have questions about a variable annuity sold to you, The White Law Group may be able to help.

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Company 2010 indie B-D sales ($M) 2009 indie B-D sales ($M) 2010 % of total sales* 2009 % of total sales*
1 Jackson National $9,094.8 $6,711.5 66.2% 64.0%
2 Prudential Financial $8,172.8 $8,372.4 51.6% 53.8%
3 MetLife $7,467.7 $4,624.2 33.9% 34.1%
4 Lincoln Financial Group $3,307.7 $3,074.7 46.1% 46.5%
5 AEGON/Transamerica $2,018.9 $1,606.7 50.5% 56.6%
6 Allianz Life $1,973.5 $1,657.0 68.6% 72.2%
7 Nationwide $1,919.8 $1,326.2 34.7% 34.4%
8 Pacific Life $1,157.1 $1,053.0 45.1% 50.7%
9 SunAmerica/VALIC $1,022.4 $662.8 17.1% 14.6%
10 Sun Life Financial $814.2 $924.3 34.8% 36.6%
11 John Hancock $771.1 $999.7 52.8% 48.8%
12 AXA Equitable $540.3 $519.9 10.3% 10.7%
13 Hartford $364.1 $443.1 52.6% 38.4%
14 Guardian $346.4 $239.9 42.4% 42.5%
15 Ohio National $315.2 $397.7 26.5% 34.3%
16 Minnesota Life $227.3 $316.9 100.0% 100.0%
17 UNIFI Companies $177.9 $147.3 100.0% 100.0%
18 ING Group $176.2 $363.5 12.2% 19.7%
19 Security Benefit $172.6 $176.1 98.8% 100.0%
20 Western Southern $53.7 N/A 79.8% 0.0%
21 Annuity Investors $52.0 $55.4 100.0% 100.0%
22 Symetra $39.5 $37.1 99.2% 99.7%
23 Ameriprise Financial $14.3 $222.1 0.3% 5.1%
24 Massachusetts Mutual $14.1 $25.2 2.5% 3.9%
25 Phoenix Life $13.4 $22.5 78.4% 84.0%
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