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Investment Trend Monitor - Advisor Use of Variable Annuities

Variable annuities offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and protect principal. Yet even advisors who recognize the products’ benefits acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains, according to more than 950 advisors surveyed about variable annuities as part of a recent study by and FUSE Research Network.