Structured annuities were the bright spot of 2017, Limra
US annuity sales in 2017 decreased by eight percent, to US$203.5bn, compared with 2016, according to Limra Secure Retirement Institute's Fourth Quarter 2017 US Individual Annuity Sales Survey. After six consecutive quarters of decline, the fourth quarter results were flat, at $50.8bn. Despite the fall in sales, there was a nine percent rebound from the 16-year low in the third quarter of 2017.
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