Tag: Variable Annuities

How to Recommend Variable Annuities with Confidence

Reg BI’s Care Obligation requires a financial professional to consider reasonably available investment alternatives (RAA) offered by the broker-dealer (refer to “Reg BI’s Care Obligation and Reasonable Alternatives” for more information on this topic). While some may have implemented an RAA process for assessing mutual fund and ETF recommendations, Variable Annuities (VAs) may present yet […]

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Webinar: 2021 Reg BI Exams & Variable Annuities

It has been six months since Reg BI’s best interest standard went into effect. Initially, the regulators required that firms make “good faith” and reasonable efforts to ensure the principles of the regulation were in place.  However, the SEC recently shifted gears. Starting January 2021, the SEC will move beyond good faith expectations and expand […]

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