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A Guide to Variable & Fixed Index Annuities For Attorneys

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Produced on May 20, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 30m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Insurance Litigation Elder

Course Description

Deferred annuities are long-term investments for which claims typically arise only after several years. Today there is over two trillion dollars in outstanding deferred annuity accounts across all economic sectors growing by two hundred billion dollars annually. They are actively advertised and promoted for their safety, income, benefits, and guarantees. While the annuity industry benefits substantially from deferral, the benefits of deferral for investors are questionable if not problematic.

Deferred annuities are encountered in all areas of practice, particularly elder law, retirement, and in areas where valuation and sustainability are concerned, which means that many attorneys will encounter these types of investment vehicles. Understanding the basics of this pervasive investment are essential to identifying potential legal claims or heading off potential litigation in the future. This program will provide attorneys with the basic tools to determine if the costs and drag of deferred annuities actually benefits or injures the investor, and to make well-informed decisions in proceeding with a claim.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the basics of Deferred Annuities
  2. Perform cost-benefit analyses of deferrals and their alternatives
  3. Analyze of offering materials and sales brochures
  4. Identify valuation issues, including commissions, incentives, and conflicts of interest
  5. Calculate damage methodologies
  6. Prepare for arbitration in annuity claims

Credit Information

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Frederick Rosenberg

Personal Wealth Analytics

Frederick Rosenberg is a retired attorney with over 40 years’ experience as a Finra Principal, as Examiner-in Charge of Bank Trust and Brokerage credit-audits, as a sole practitioner representing claimants in Arbitration, and as a forensic expert in securities arbitration. He has authored several articles on Investor issues, including deferred annuities, and is a longtime editor and contributor to the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, PIABA, Bar Journal. In recent years as a Forensic Expert he has seen a meaningful increase in insurance claims involving deferred annuities as older ones are switched or surrendered with losses.


Kenneth K.

The financial info I received in this presentation will save me personally many many times what I paid for my Lawline subscription.

Michael R.

Superb presentation and content. Of course, one would expect no less from a Rosenberg.

Kevin M.

Very good overview of these financial products.

Stuart P.

really well done

Louis D.

This is an exhaustive presentation that outlines all of the issues in detail. If this is an area where you practice, it is well worth the time.


I realize that annuities are not bread and butter but it was good to listen to this since I am now a senior citizen and I can use the information

Jeanette O.

Great lesson on annuities and the pitfalls that can come with them.

Stephanie A.

Excellent presentation. Very knowledgeable and thorough.

Paul K.

Now I know why I never invested in an annuity

George K.

Nice course

Warren F.

Presenter was exceptionally masterful; some content was over my head.

Dan D.

great course!!

Perry L.

Excellent explanation of a complicated subject.

Steven M.

Thank you !

wayne s.


Mark T.

Great speaker. Confirmed concerns about annuities.

Rufus W.

very thorough and clear for a very complicated subject, thanks

Janet M.

Extremely informative

James F.

Lot of good material

Julianne F.

Very helpful.

Ellen C.

Very informative

Irwin M.

Very informative program

Maeve T.


Blythe S.

Clearly the attorney teaching the class is an expert and the slides were great.

Paula N.

Presenter was outstanding.

Arthur R.

Very enlightening revelation on annuity fraud

sara s.


Holly R.

Obviously knowledgeable and gave excellent information on the topic. Thanks!

Kerry S.

Excellent Presentation. Thanks.

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