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Archive | November 21, 2012

Apollo to buy Aviva?

Per the term sheet on Apollo Global Management is in pole position to acquire Aviva PLC‘s (LSE: AV) U.S. life insurance and unities unit, according to Bloomberg. Apollo is partnering with Guggenheim Partners on its bid, which is expected to be at a “substantial discount” to the unit’s book value. Harbinger Group also has submitted an offer.    Click to Continue


Allianz Stabilization

Allianz Stabilization Alliance had a big jump in operating profits due to a one-time sale of investments but low interest rates continue to bog down annuity sales. Allianz Life’s fixed annuity premiums dropped 16% to $4.2 billion in the third quarter compared to last year. Most of Allianz’s fixed annuity business is fixed-index annuities that  Click to Continue


Speeding Your Lead Generation Wheel in 2013

  The author Marshall McLuhan once said that  the “medium is the message” and today’s currency is unequivocally social media. As the stomach turns is the favorite soap playing in Washington right now but it also is a great time to be thinking about how financial  advisers  might use the booming digital market to speed  Click to Continue