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Athene Acquires Fixed & Indexed Annuity Business

Everyone is talking this week about a big annuity purchase.  Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of Delaware, a subsidiary of Athene Holding Ltd. of Bermuda, purchased Presidential Life Corporation.  According to Marketwatch’s “Athene Annuity to buy Presidential Life,” the deal is worth $415 million …

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How Valuable are Annuity Ratings?

It looks like there are some questionable practices going on with the financial strength rating institutions, according to “CalPERS Gives Rating Agencies an FFF” by Kerry Pechter in the Retirement Income Journal. Investors and advisers alike have historically put a lot of faith in the …

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