Following a period of disruption amid industry worries about income guarantees and levels of protection, variable annuity issuers have found some balance — at least for the moment.

Product development has slowed recently, with the focus shifting to new products that package modern investment concepts — alternative investments and outcome-focused strategies, for example — within a back-to-basics, non-guaranteed variable annuity product structure.

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