Episode 103: Confidently Sorting Through a Sea of Indices With Laurence Black

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Fixed Indexed Annuities in the U.S. market now offer crediting strategies that include over 100 proprietary indices. How should agents and advisors conduct due diligence in this environment? What factors really matter? Today, Laurence Black, founder of The Index Standard, shares his perspective with us on this very important topic. Hope you enjoy our conversation. Also, do you want to get regular updates on news from Laurence and other guests of our show? Subscribe to our newsletter, below.

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Fixed Index Annuities and RILAs are getting more complex and technical just when fiduciary rules are getting stricter. How do you choose the right index and allocate to them?

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The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.

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