Investing in equities can be a lucrative way to grow a financial portfolio. However, with no protection against loss, equities may be too risky for your clients that are nearing or in retirement. To bring a level of protection to their portfolios, you may recommend fixed income investments. But, mitigating risk could mean getting little in return.
It may be time to consider a registered index-linked annuity from MassMutual Ascend. A registered index-linked annuity can help clients take advantage of market growth while reducing exposure to risk through various types of downside protection, like floors, buffers and downside participation rates.
Participate in market growth
Limit downside risk
Take advantage of tax deferral
Leave a legacy
Index Frontier 7, Index Frontier 7 Pro and Index Summit 6 Pro Named Barron's Top 100 Annuities
Index Frontier and Index Frontier Pro
May be a fit for clients seeking greater protection from loss
Upside potential limited by a cap
Downside risk limited by a floor or a buffer
1-year term strategies available
Index Frontier 7 and Index Frontier 7 Pro appear on Barron's list of Top 100 Annuities1
Index Frontier Pro annuities offer greater earning potential in exchange for an annual fee2
Index Summit 6 and Index Summit 6 Pro
May be a fit for clients willing to take on more risk in exchange for greater growth potential
Upside potential limited by an upside participation rate or a cap
Downside risk limited by a downside participation rate or buffer
1-year, 2-year and 6-year term strategies available
Index Summit 6 Pro appears on Barron’s list of Top 100 Annuities1
Index Summit 6 Pro annuity offers greater earning potential in exchange for an annual fee2
As a leading provider of annuities, we see our products as more than just contracts. Our annuities are transparent and easier to understand, so they are simple to explain and your clients always know what to expect.
We have a long history of financial strength and stability. We’ve received an “A” or higher rating by AM Best for more than 40 years, so you and your clients can have confidence knowing we’ll be here when you need us. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of MassMutual, one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S., founded in 1851.
And finally, everything we do is rooted in a culture of service. From our people to our technology, we strive to always provide you and your clients with what you need, when you need it.
1Barron's, July 2022
2On the Index Frontier 5 Pro, Index Frontier 7 Pro and Index Summit 6 Pro, a fee is deducted from each strategy on a daily basis and compounds to an effective annual rate of 0.50%, 1.00% and 0.75%, respectively. Please see product prospectus for more information on contract fees and how they are used.
All sales materials must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please visit MassMutualAscend.com/RILArates. In the Index Frontier contract and prospectus, a cap is referred to as a maximum gain, and a floor is referred to as a maximum loss.
Annuities are intended to be long-term products and may not be suitable for all investors. Withdrawals from an annuity contract may have tax consequences.
These products can only be sold through a Broker/Dealer that is contracted with MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company. Principal Underwriter/Distributor: MM Ascend Life Investor Services, LLC, member FINRA and an affiliate of MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company. Products issued by MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) under contract forms P1822217NW, P1822317NW, P1825218NW, P1833421NW, P1833521NW and P1833621NW. Contract form numbers may vary by state. Products and features may vary by state, and may not be available in all states. All guarantees subject to the claims-paying ability of MassMutual Ascend.
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