Indexed Annuities

Indexed Annuities: Market-Linked Investment Performance with a Guaranteed Minimum Rate of Interest
An indexed annuity is a fixed annuity that typically provides the contract owner with an investment return that is a function of the change in the level of an index, such as the S&P 500, while guaranteeing no less than a stated fixed return on the investment. These products are designed for investors who want to partake in the benefits of a market-linked vehicle with a protected investment floor if there is a downturn in the benchmark index. Some indexed annuities also offer riders that guarantee income for life, even if the annuity value declines to zero.