Company brings fee-based version of flagship Shield product to leading wealth management platform
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 15, 2019: Brighthouse Financial® (Nasdaq: BHF) today announced that it will be among the first companies to offer annuities through the Envestnet Insurance Exchange (iX), a program that integrates insurance solutions into the wealth management process on the Envestnet platform. The collaboration with Envestnet reflects the company’s push to provide a simpler advisor experience at every touch point and across every channel.
“Our goal is to make it easier for our distribution partners to do business with us wherever they are, including those on fee-based platforms,” said Myles Lambert, Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer, Brighthouse Financial. “The Envestnet Insurance Exchange allows us to reach a wider population of advisors and help them incorporate annuities into a comprehensive financial plan for their clients.”
Exchange will service large financial institutions
First announced in May 2018, the Envestnet iX aims to seamlessly connect select insurance carriers and established account processing vendors with Envestnet enterprise clients, allowing advisors to deliver cohesive and consistent holistic advice by incorporating insurance solutions into the wealth management process. The exchange will service large financial institutions, including bank wealth management, independent advisors, broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), among others. To fully integrate annuity solutions into the Envestnet platform, Envestnet has partnered with Fiduciary Exchange LLC (FIDx), an industry-changing platform that unites insurance carriers and wealth management platforms.
Brighthouse Financial will initially offer the fee-based version of its flagship Shield product, Brighthouse Shield Level℠ Select Advisory Annuity, through the Envestnet iX and plans to add a broader range of annuity solutions to the platform in the future.
About Brighthouse Financial
Brighthouse Financial (Nasdaq: BHF) is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts. Learn more at brighthousefinancial.com.
Annuities issued by Brighthouse Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, NC 28277 and, in New York only, by Brighthouse Life Insurance Company of NY, New York, NY 10017. Product availability and features may vary by state.
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