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Old Pensions Continue to Top New Headlines with Purchase of Group Annuity Contracts
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Nov. 3, 2014
"From the insurer's perspective, this type of liability and asset management is right up their alley. For one, the group annuity liability is a natural hedge to an insurer's life insurance business (one business does better when people are living longer and vice versa). Additionally, managing fixed income assets to make annuity payments that are due well into the future is the primary business of insurance companies. Thus, from an efficiency standpoint they may be better suited to manage these types of assets and liabilities than, say, a company whose primary business is to make widgets or consult on gizmos."

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