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Better Than Bonds?: Research to Make You Rethink De-risking Portfolios

Roger Ibbotson to Speak at Exclusive SMS Webinar

Financial Advisors, Here's How to Turn Affluent Prospects Into Clients

Helping clients enroll in Medicare and review plans annually can be an easy way for financial advisors to reach prospects and lay the foundation for lifetime clients, and a recent survey indicates the opportunity is especially ripe with affluent Americans. 

 

Marketing Hours Extended to Provide More Service

The SMS Medicare Solutions and Financial Solutions teams have extended their hours to better serve agents and advisors. 

When Your Clients Ask, 'Can I Afford to Retire?'

You can help clients answer one of their biggest questions: “Can I afford to retire?” Senior Market Sales® has a new tool that makes it easy for any type of retirement planning professional to help clients answer that question. Income ArchiTECH™ shows the impact of longevity risk on their retirement plans. With just a few clicks, it can show the impact of market fluctuation and help you develop strategies and solutions to manage it.

Intro to Annuities - A Starting Point for Success

Explore the possibilities of cross-selling annuities to your existing Medicare clients, using a proven process from leaders in the Medicare and annuity markets. 

Using Processes and Tools to Enhance Your Business

There is a way to provide clients more big-picture clarity while also demonstrating the need for the solutions you have to offer. Start using a new process and tools to enhance your business. 

Scott Hodson

Scott comes to Senior Market Sales as an Internal Marketing Consultant with nearly four decades of experience.

White Paper - The Journey

As the abundance of information and advances in technology empower consumers to confidently manage their own financial investments, returns-focused financial professionals must shift to a more relationship-focused practice.

Department Of Labor Fiduciary Rule Update: Best Interest Standard Delay

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have agreed to delay the Best Interest Standard until July 1, 2019. What does this mean for advisors?

How to Improve Your Customers' Experience:  Implement a Structured Planning Process 

No matter the industry, everyone’s talking about the importance of the customer experience. But the insurance and financial planning industries especially need to pay attention, according to several trade publications reporting on critical trends in the new year.

Start Cutting RMDs Using the Saw-Tooth Strategy 

Learn about this unique crediting strategy that can reduce RMDs.

Using the "Saw-Tooth" Strategy to Cut RMDs for Clients

Certain fixed indexed annuity solutions can offer a crediting strategy that cuts RMDs. Introduce the saw-tooth strategy to clients and help them keep more funds in qualified accounts.

DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the implementation of the fiduciary rule. Advisors will be treated as fiduciaries beginning on June 9, 2017 rather than April 10, 2017 as originally scheduled.

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Get More with Income 150 + Fixed Index Annuity from Global Atlantic

Join Kevin Lockwood from Global Atlantic & Debra Schmidt from SMS to learn about Income 150 + Fixed Index Annuity from Global Atlantic.