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    • We have all seen what happens when you only look at one
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Which Annuities Guarantee the Highest Income

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Webinars

Low Rate, Stability, and Product Webinar - 6-12-20
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Trends and Reg BI Top Questions 5-15-20
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Chief Product Officer Panel 5-1-20
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Broker Dealer Panel 4-17-20
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DDW Marker Insights 4-3-20
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White Papers

Private Equity Investment in Insurance Companies, Reinsurance, Mutual Fund M&A, and more.
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DDW View on SEC Regulation Best Interest
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DDW View on NYS Reg 187
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Indexed Universal Life – An Analysis of Product and Industry Trends
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Texting and Social Media - Interview with Mitch Avnet
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White Paper - Managing Conflicts of Interest and Other Key Regulatory Challenges
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Should Firms Insource or Outsource
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Key Trends for 2018 -Wealth Management Outlook
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Product Research Departments are Scrambling for Annuity Due Diligence
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Your Time is Worth More Than Chasing Ghosts
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Regulator Corner

SEC Regulation Best Interest
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NYS Regulation 187
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Product Committee In A Box
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Reg BI Product Scoring
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Blog posts

Annuity 2021 Landscape

Off Shoring, Corporate Restructuring, Income, Complexity

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Is Life Insurance a Priority Again?

As we approach the later stages of one of the longest bull markets, protection is back on. What has changed? COVID, Rates – Section 7702 relief, Financial Wellness Strategies, Technology — Simplified Processing. The reason why is less important, what happens next will be our focus.

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Product Committee Meetings Just Got Easier

  It's a new year, new administration, and return to normalcy (sometime soon hopefully), but some things have not changed in some time.  Product Committees can be a drag and can scare the CEO.  But these committees can... Run on time, Gain increased attendance, Make decisions with a full...

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DDW's Industry Insights - Just Released

  DDW's Industry Insights for the 4th quarter was just released.  Log into your portal or reach out to us directly.

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DDW's 4th Quarter Carrier and Product Score is out

It is very difficult, if not impossible, to lead in all categories and continue to maintain financial stability.  This is why we focus on the details first.  If you haven't seen the updates yet, let us know.     

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Product Management

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Financial Professionals

See your product shelf in one place. Look for products from a client point of view. Compare products. Demonstrate review of Reasonably Available Alternatives.
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