New Products / Announcements

  • Fidelity Launches Two Factor ETFs
    Fidelity Launches Two Factor ETFs

     Investors Now Have Access to 95 Commission-Free ETFs on One of the Nation’s Largest ETF Platforms

    Fidelity Investments®, one of the industry’s leading providers of exchange traded funds (ETFs) with more than $380 billion in ETF assets under administration,2 today announced an expansion of its ETF lineup with the introduction of two factor ETFs: Fidelity Low Duration Bond Factor ETF (FLDR) and Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF (FDHY).
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  • Beacon Capital Management Launches   Vantage 3.0 American Portfolios
    Beacon Capital Management Launches Vantage 3.0 American Portfolios

    New line of portfolios to provide opportunity for market participation while utilizing Beacon’s loss reduction risk management strategy for downside protection

    Beacon Capital Management (www.BeaconInvesting.com), a registered investment advisory firm that seeks to offer long-term investors innovative portfolio management solutions, has announced a new line of investment options—Vantage 3.0 American Portfolios.
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  • Standard Life Introduces IDI Products in New York & Connecticut
    Standard Life Introduces IDI Products in New York & Connecticut

    Launch increases the reach of Platinum Advantage and Platinum Advantage GSI

    Standard Insurance Company and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York (The Standard) have announced the launch of their latest Individual Disability Insurance (IDI) products in New York and Connecticut.
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  • Northern Trust’s Innovative Distributed Ledger Technology Drives Efficiency, Transparency and Security in the Investment Lifecycle
    Northern Trust’s Innovative Distributed Ledger Technology Drives Efficiency, Transparency and Security in the Investment Lifecycle

    U.S. Patents Granted for Advances in Blockchain Deployment

    Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced today that it has been awarded two U.S. Patents for distributed ledger technology inventions for a range of fund administration activities – part of its continued innovation in delivering the industry’s first commercial blockchain solution for the private equity fund administration market in 2017.
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  • OneAmerica® Adds New Limited-Pay Whole Life Insurance Product
    OneAmerica® Adds New Limited-Pay Whole Life Insurance Product

    New product includes rider to prevent unintentional lapse

    OneAmerica® has launched a new whole life insurance product that provides an opportunity to help the insured build strong cash values for their long-term goals, while also providing protection against unintentional policy lapse.
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  • MassMutual Introduces New Target Date Fund Family
    MassMutual Introduces New Target Date Fund Family

    Aiming to reduce market volatility for retirees and pre-retirees

    Subadvised by Legg Mason-affiliated manager

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) is introducing a new target date fund family subadvised by a Legg Mason-affiliated manager, QS Investors, LLC, that aims to help reduce market volatility for retirement plan savers when they are most vulnerable to market losses: just before and right after retirement.
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  • Hancock’s New Accumulation IUL Now Features Greater Income Potential
    Hancock’s New Accumulation IUL Now Features Greater Income Potential

    To Help Consumers Prepare for the Future

    John Hancock launched a new Accumulation Indexed Universal Life (IUL) product with greater income potential and strong protection against market downturns to help policyholders achieve their retirement goals and other financial objectives.
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  • Allianz Builds Digital Wealth Management with Moneyfarm
    Allianz Builds Digital Wealth Management with Moneyfarm

     Increasing client demand for smart yet easy-to-handle digital solutions

    Allianz Group announced today it is deepening its exposure to digital wealth management through a further investment in Moneyfarm amid rising demand from digitally-native savers and investors
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  • Northern Trust Offers GIPS® Compliant Reporting to Asset Owners
    Northern Trust Offers GIPS® Compliant Reporting to Asset Owners

    Enhancements Proactively Address New Expectations of Asset Owners

    Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) is now offering Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) compliant reporting direct to asset owners. This development by Northern Trust’s Investment Risk & Analytical Services (IRAS) group delivers flexible and intuitive reporting through an enhanced version of its proprietary Composite Management System (CMS).
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  • Securian Financial Launches New Brand Identity, First-Ever National Television Advertising Campaign
    Securian Financial Launches New Brand Identity, First-Ever National Television Advertising Campaign

    138-year-old financial services company’s brand campaign celebrates putting family first and enjoying life’s everyday moments

    Families that feel confident with their finances can more easily enjoy the here and now, making life’s everyday, unexpected and occasionally unbelievable moments count.
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  • Voya Financial to Acquire Pen-Cal Administrators
    Voya Financial to Acquire Pen-Cal Administrators

    Integration of nonqualified plan services will help employers and plan advisors deliver best-in-class retirement benefits to participants

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pen-Cal Administrators, Inc. (Pen-Cal), a leading provider of nonqualified deferred compensation benefit plans and consulting services. As a result of the transaction, Pen-Cal will become part of Voya’s Retirement business operating unit. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed,…
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  • Aflac Delivers Contemporary Solutions to Improve Care for Today’s Cancer Patients
    Aflac Delivers Contemporary Solutions to Improve Care for Today’s Cancer Patients

    Aflac Cancer Protection Assurance does more to support prevention, early diagnosis and treatment

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and cancer insurance pioneer, reaffirms its long-standing commitment to help those facing cancer through the launch of its Aflac Cancer Protection Assurance plan.
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  • MetLife Launches PlanSmart® Financial Wellness
    MetLife Launches PlanSmart® Financial Wellness

    The Integrated, Multi-Channel Financial Wellness Solution Empowers Employees to Take Action on Their Financial Health

    MetLife (NYSE:MET) announced today the availability of PlanSmart® Financial Wellness, its new financial wellness solution. This launch follows MetLife’s announcement in March 2018 that it had formed a strategic alliance with Ernst & Young LLP (EY).
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