Denis Ricard named chief operating officer at iA Financial Group

Denis Ricard becomes chief operating officer at iA Financial Group, after being executive vice-president of individual i…

HEALTH | November 13 2017 11:30AM
US annuities redesigned to allow for fee-based compensation

Last year, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) introduced a new fiduciary rule which imposes a higher standard o…

LIFE INSURANCE | January 16 2017 11:30AM
Pensioners should ignore conventional wisdom and consider annuities

Morneau Shepell's Chief Actuary Fred Vettese says that typical retirement planning strategies fail badly when confronted…

INVESTMENT | December 01 2016 09:47AM
Fixed indexed annuities a bright spot in the US market

While overall annuity sales are down, sales of fixed indexed annuities (FIA) in the United States reached $15 billion in…

INVESTMENT | November 23 2016 01:30PM
Government considers how best to regulate the financial services sector

One concern is how best to oversee Fintech. The rules governing reverse mortgages, annuities, and more complex products …

LIFE INSURANCE | August 30 2016 11:34AM
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Advisors reluctant to talk about income annuities

Research from LIMRA suggests that advisors in the United States are reluctant to recommend income annuity options to the…

LIFE INSURANCE | May 10 2016 09:46AM
Mercer creates exchange for annuity buyouts

Mercer launched the first online marketplace in Canada that is meant to bring together group pension plan sponsors who w…

LIFE INSURANCE | February 08 2016 01:47PM